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. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?
(a) Thomas Alva Edison.
(b) Andrew Jefferson.
(c) Geroge Washington Carver.
(d) John Quincey Adams.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the example of some advice Kennedy received when he first became a Congressman?

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

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

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

5. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?

(see the answer key)

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