Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kennedy identify as the second pressure that prevents courageous deeds by elected officials.
(a) The need to get more education.
(b) The need to travel the world.
(c) The need to publish a book.
(d) The need to get re-elected.

2. What is another difficult situation for an elected official besides the interests of the nation and those of the constituency?
(a) Presidential arm twisting.
(b) National opinion polls.
(c) Political differences within the official's own family.
(d) Party pressure to vote the party line.

3. Kennedy sees as a weakness in John Quincey Adams an emotional attachment to whom?
(a) His religious congregational members.
(b) His wife and his mistress.
(c) His college friends and professors.
(d) His parents and God.

4. What does Kennedy say was a liability about Webster's immense popularity with both sides of the political spectrum?
(a) Being popular made it difficult for him to compromise.
(b) People rarely took him seriously because of his ability to argue both sides.
(c) He was a politician of popular opinion rather than high principles.
(d) He had the ability to disappoint twice as many people than most elected officials.

5. John Quincey Adams was a Senator from what state?
(a) New York.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Connecticutt.
(d) Massachusetts.

Short Answer Questions

1. John Quincey Adams' mother was fond of saying John had been groomed to do what?

2. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

3. What measure did Henry Clay enlist Webster to help with?

4. How does Kennedy assess the failure of both Adams presidencies to produce second terms?

5. Besides appearing to be disloyal to his father when he aligned himself with Jefferson's politics, what other problem arose for John Quincey Adams?

(see the answer key)

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