Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?
(a) Thomas Alva Edison.
(b) John Quincey Adams.
(c) Andrew Jefferson.
(d) Geroge Washington Carver.

2. What is a constant that an elected official must understand?
(a) The media will not report anything the elected official does not want made public.
(b) He or she will never hear from the constituency until election day.
(c) He or she is under scrutiny by the constituency.
(d) That once elected, the official is no longer responsible to the constituency.

3. 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 a fellow Senator or Congressman needs to get a pet project going.
(c) Making decisions that will satisfy everyone in one way or another.
(d) Making decisions when you do not have enough information to make good ones.

4. Which of the following public offices did John Quincey Adams NOT hold?
(a) Supreme Court Justice.
(b) Congressman.
(c) Senator.
(d) President.

5. 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) Unwillingness to campaign for a second term in office.
(c) Personalities that clased with everyone not of their religion.
(d) Poor choices for their cabinet members.

Short Answer Questions

1. What leader who was at odds with Adams' father did John Quincey find himself agreeing with quite often?

2. What Senator pulled a gun on Benton once?

3. Where did Benton say he's rather see the Democratic Party rather than give one inch to Mr. Van Buren?

4. What metaphoric comparison does Kennedy make to John Quincey Adams' Puritanism?

5. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?

(see the answer key)

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