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

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

3. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?
(a) Webster had given many speeches opposing Henry Clay.
(b) Clay had always opposed Webster in the Senate before.
(c) Clay was a republican and Webster was an independent.
(d) Clay was from the South and Webster was from the North.

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

5. Besides appearing to be disloyal to his father when he aligned himself with Jefferson's politics, what other problem arose for John Quincey Adams?
(a) He was forced to change political parties and lose his seniority.
(b) Disillusionment of his party when he broke with them and voted with Jefferson.
(c) His mother becaue distraught that her son and husband did not agree.
(d) He lost his political influence for many months.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What advantage did John Quincey Adams have as a politician?

3. What traits indicate that Adams suffered common human emotions?

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

5. According to Kennedy, what makes it difficult to recognize courageous acts when they do occur?

(see the answer key)

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