Profiles in Courage Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?
(a) His outstanding education.
(b) His political connections.
(c) His handsomeand commanding appearance.
(d) His ability to make friends easily.

2. What were Benton's most effective weapons as a fighter?
(a) Friends and relatives.
(b) Wit and sarcasm.
(c) Guns and canons.
(d) Knives and bull whips.

3. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?
(a) People thought you could not trust a man like that.
(b) He did not always say exactly what he meant.
(c) His answers were always truthful and very often blunt.
(d) His candor caused him to be overly tactful.

4. What was the result of Webster's courageous stand in giving the Seventh of March speech?
(a) Webster would have become president but he died 2 years later.
(b) Webster changed his position of slavery to agree with Clay.
(c) Webster was honored by his constituents as a man of courage.
(d) Webster sacrificed his potential presidential run and his popularity.

5. What leader who was at odds with Adams' father did John Quincey find himself agreeing with quite often?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?

2. Why was Norris' candidate for President unpopular in 1928?

3. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?

4. Where did Benton say he's rather see the Democratic Party rather than give one inch to Mr. Van Buren?

5. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?

(see the answer key)

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