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

2. How does Kennedy assess the failure of both Adams presidencies to produce second terms?
(a) An unwillingness to compromise on mundane matters of politics.
(b) Poor choices for their cabinet members.
(c) Personalities that clased with everyone not of their religion.
(d) Unwillingness to campaign for a second term in office.

3. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?
(a) As a free thinker opposed to the Union.
(b) As a citizen of the world.
(c) Not as a Massachusetts man but as an American.
(d) As a debator who loved to take any opposing view.

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

5. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.
(b) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(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. John Quincey Adams was a Senator from what state?

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

3. What view did Webster take that made him unpopular with abolitionists?

4. What do the subject of PROFILES IN COURAGE all have in common?

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

(see the answer key)

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