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. Whom did the Adams family say that the magistrate must serve?
(a) His god.
(b) His family.
(c) His people.
(d) His party.

2. What is a constant that an elected official must understand?
(a) That once elected, the official is no longer responsible to the constituency.
(b) The media will not report anything the elected official does not want made public.
(c) He or she will never hear from the constituency until election day.
(d) He or she is under scrutiny by the constituency.

3. What does Kennedy see as Webster's moral flaw?
(a) Webster had no compunction against taking money for political favors.
(b) Webster had many affairs his wife did not know about.
(c) Webster was a compulsive gambler.
(d) Webster was an alcoholic and often lost track of time.

4. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?
(a) A doctor-patient relationship.
(b) A coach-team relationship.
(c) A father-child relationship.
(d) A lawyer-client relationship.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In spite of John Quincey Adams' clarity and political courage, what life-long need did he have?

2. Why was Webster a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?

3. What does Kennedy identify as the second pressure that prevents courageous deeds by elected officials.

4. What is a particular problem on occasion when the electorate presents a desire to the elected official?

5. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?

(see the answer key)

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