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 act of courage marked the Presidency of Robert A. Taft's father, William Howard Taft?
(a) Forecasting that America would go to war with Germany and Japan.
(b) Denouncing Woodrow Wilson for his mishandling of WWI.
(c) Pushing for more and more farm subsidies.
(d) Standing by his Secretary of the Interior against opposition from Pinchot and Roosevelt.

2. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?
(a) Lamar, like Harris, was a graduate of Oxford.
(b) Lamar, like Harris, told tales about the South.
(c) Lamar wrote a book called Tunes of the South.
(d) Lamar had a pet named Br'er Rabbit.

3. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?
(a) As a citizen of the world.
(b) As a free thinker opposed to the Union.
(c) As a debator who loved to take any opposing view.
(d) Not as a Massachusetts man but as an American.

4. What view did Webster take that made him unpopular with abolitionists?
(a) He was a strong supporter of the Union and believed compromise on slavery was more important than breaking up the nation.
(b) He would not address the subject of slavery because he though it would just go away.
(c) He refused to argue against salvery when he went to the Southern states.
(d) He did not feel that being a part of a Union that allowed slavery in some territories a viable alternative.

5. Who said that courage is grace under pressure?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Jesus Christ.
(c) Bret Hart.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. How had President Johnson come to power?

2. Whom did the Adams family say that the magistrate must serve?

3. Which of the following public offices did John Quincey Adams NOT hold?

4. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?

5. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?

(see the answer key)

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