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. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?
(a) It drew their wrath.
(b) They were proud of their native son.
(c) They supported him wholeheartedly.
(d) They thought he should run for President.

2. What advantage do minority special interest groups have to influence elected officials?
(a) Being watchdogs on everything the official does.
(b) Being articulate and able to sway the public.
(c) Not needing money to get their message across.
(d) Being able to get medial coverage without a budget.

3. What traits indicate that Adams suffered common human emotions?
(a) Lapses in his Puritanical beliefs.
(b) Adams secret life of debauchery.
(c) Times of disappointment and hurt at loss of popularity.
(d) His hate and retribution against his enemies.

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

5. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(b) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.
(c) Webster appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.
(d) Businesses who benefited from his help paid off his debts so he could remain in the senate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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