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

2. What is an irony of Benton's opposition to the slave states?
(a) He was a descendent of a slave.
(b) He opposed abolition.
(c) He owned slaves himself.
(d) He refused to go against his own party.

3. Who said that courage is grace under pressure?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) Bret Hart.
(d) Jesus Christ.

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

5. What were Benton's most effective weapons as a fighter?
(a) Wit and sarcasm.
(b) Friends and relatives.
(c) Guns and canons.
(d) Knives and bull whips.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What was one of Benton's favorite sayings about himself?

5. What is the first pressure of Americans that keeps them from acting courageously according to Kennedy?

(see the answer key)

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