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. What is the example of some advice Kennedy received when he first became a Congressman?
(a) The way to go is to make your own decisions.
(b) The way to get along is to go along.
(c) Follow the yellow brick road.
(d) Listen and do what the majority are doing.

2. For what conflict does Kennedy feel the most empathy?
(a) The conflict between political parties.
(b) The conflict of special interests versus constituency interests.
(c) The conflict between Congress and the Supreme Court.
(d) The conflict of constituency interest versus national interests.

3. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?
(a) He published his gifts in the newspaper.
(b) He considered them gifts from God and from voters or constituents who Webster believed were created in God's image.
(c) He used everything he collected for his favorite charities.
(d) He shared the gifts with other Senators and Congressmen.

4. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?
(a) Both of their fathers had served as President of the USA.
(b) They both went to the same university.
(c) They both went on to serve on the Supreme Court.
(d) They were both Quakers.

5. What was the Jay Treaty and why did President Washington support it?
(a) It was a treaty giving land west of the Mississippi to the British.
(b) It was a treaty to buy arms and munitions only from the British.
(c) It was a treaty with Great Britain that President Washington supported to keep the young country from going to war.
(d) It was a treaty removing all taxes from British imports supported by Washington to protect the rich.

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to being the first Senator from Missouri, what other first did Benton achieve?

2. What was the result of Webster's courageous stand in giving the Seventh of March speech?

3. Although thought of as a crazy politician, what did John F. Kennedy see as a mark of courage in the man?

4. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?

5. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.

(see the answer key)

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