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

2. What traits indicate that Adams suffered common human emotions?
(a) His hate and retribution against his enemies.
(b) Adams secret life of debauchery.
(c) Times of disappointment and hurt at loss of popularity.
(d) Lapses in his Puritanical beliefs.

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

4. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?
(a) Making decisions when to satisfy a constituancy will not be what is best for the nation.
(b) Making decisions when you do not have enough information to make good ones.
(c) Making decisions when a fellow Senator or Congressman needs to get a pet project going.
(d) Making decisions that will satisfy everyone in one way or another.

5. What leader who was at odds with Adams' father did John Quincey find himself agreeing with quite often?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?

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

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

5. What does Kennedy say was a liability about Webster's immense popularity with both sides of the political spectrum?

(see the answer key)

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