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 said that courage is grace under pressure?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) Bret Hart.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.

2. How does Kennedy characterize the difficult position of the elected official?
(a) Not being able to care about doing a good job.
(b) Walking on the moon.
(c) Being alone in the desert.
(d) Walking in the difficult landscape of being elected by constituents.

3. In PROFILES IN COURAGE, what does John F. Kennedy fear the American public has forgotten?
(a) Where to look for courage in a politician.
(b) What courage actually is.
(c) How to tell if a man is honest.
(d) The basic principles our country was founded on.

4. Why was Webster a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?
(a) He knew all the words in the dictionary.
(b) He was older than any other politician.
(c) He could out talk his opponents.
(d) He had strong views against slavery.

5. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a writer of fiction.
(b) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.
(c) As a particularly eloquent speaker.
(d) As a squeaky voiced speaker.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?

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

3. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?

4. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?

5. What is another difficult situation for an elected official besides the interests of the nation and those of the constituency?

(see the answer key)

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