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. 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.

2. John Quincey Adams' mother was fond of saying John had been groomed to do what?
(a) Become a Puritan minister.
(b) Write great books.
(c) Become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
(d) Uphold the American legal system.

3. How did Benton urge support for expansion to the West?
(a) He pushed a measure giving extra benefits to leaders of wagon trains.
(b) He voted to give tax breaks to manufacturers of wagons.
(c) He made a Congressional junket to Oregon.
(d) He supported communications methods such as the telegraph, the Pony Express and roadways that ran into the country.

4. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?
(a) He used everything he collected for his favorite charities.
(b) He shared the gifts with other Senators and Congressmen.
(c) He published his gifts in the newspaper.
(d) He considered them gifts from God and from voters or constituents who Webster believed were created in God's image.

5. What act of inconsistency brought his Missouri constituents to brand him a traitor?
(a) His voting with the Republicans.
(b) His opposition to the Missouri Compromise.
(c) His opposition to annexting Texas.
(d) His willingness to allow the country to go to war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?

2. Why did Thomas Hart Benton get the nickname of Old Bullion?

3. In terms of service in office of both father and son, what similarity set them apart from presidents before and after them?

4. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?

5. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?

(see the answer key)

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