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. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?
(a) He wanted to bring the prospect of Civil War to a head.
(b) He viewed it as a short-term compromise.
(c) He thought it would give him power to run for President.
(d) He believed that compromise would eventually lead to abolition.

2. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?
(a) Making decisions when you do not have enough information to make good ones.
(b) Making decisions when to satisfy a constituancy will not be what is best for the nation.
(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.

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

4. In terms of service in office of both father and son, what similarity set them apart from presidents before and after them?
(a) Neither father nor son served out a full term in office.
(b) Both father and son served three terms in office.
(c) Neither father nor son served a second term in office.
(d) Both father and son served during wartime.

5. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?
(a) They thought he should run for President.
(b) It drew their wrath.
(c) They were proud of their native son.
(d) They supported him wholeheartedly.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What advantage do minority special interest groups have to influence elected officials?

3. What was the dichotomy concerning John Quincey Adams' father?

4. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

5. What does Kennedy see as Webster's moral flaw?

(see the answer key)

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