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 effect did Webster's three-hour-long speech in the Senate have in 1850?
(a) It rallied the North to declare war on the South.
(b) It helped hold off the Civil War for a good ten years.
(c) It gave the South the idea of secession.
(d) It made many political allies for Webster.

2. Who suggested that Senators were vulgar demagogues?
(a) An ambassador.
(b) A preacher.
(c) A cabinet member.
(d) A reporter.

3. What is a particular problem on occasion when the electorate presents a desire to the elected official?
(a) What they want may not in the long run be good for the constituency.
(b) What they want is not fair to fixed income people.
(c) What they want they are not willing to help pay for.
(d) What they want is not clear to the elected official.

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

5. What measure did Henry Clay enlist Webster to help with?
(a) Re-writing the Bill of Rights to include slavery.
(b) Speaches warning about Abraham Lincoln's political ambitions.
(c) Clay's bid for re-election.
(d) The Great Compromise of 1850.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

2. Which of the following public offices did John Quincey Adams NOT hold?

3. What does Kennedy suggest prevents a lot of people from acting courageously?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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