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

2. What advantage did John Quincey Adams have as a politician?
(a) Ignorance of the Washington politics.
(b) More education than experience.
(c) More money than anyone else.
(d) The confidence of coming from a strong political family.

3. According to Kennedy, what makes it difficult to recognize courageous acts when they do occur?
(a) Media bias one way or the other.
(b) Self interest that only looks like courage.
(c) Business concerns and the competition for attention from the public.
(d) The secrecy of most courageous acts.

4. In PROFILES IN COURAGE, what does John F. Kennedy fear the American public has forgotten?
(a) Where to look for courage in a politician.
(b) The basic principles our country was founded on.
(c) How to tell if a man is honest.
(d) What courage actually is.

5. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?
(a) He wanted to bring the prospect of Civil War to a head.
(b) He viewed it as a short-term compromise.
(c) He thought it would give him power to run for President.
(d) He believed that compromise would eventually lead to abolition.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

2. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?

3. What was the dichotomy concerning John Quincey Adams' father?

4. What is the first pressure of Americans that keeps them from acting courageously according to Kennedy?

5. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?

(see the answer key)

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