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. In spite of John Quincey Adams' clarity and political courage, what life-long need did he have?
(a) The approval of his father and mother.
(b) The visible justification of God.
(c) A personal fortune so he was not dependent on the voters.
(d) Unwavering popularity among the people.

2. Why was John Quincey Adams generally unhappy?
(a) He never felt he had accomplished enough.
(b) He never traveled abroad.
(c) He never married his childhood sweetheart.
(d) He never couold live up to his mother's expectations.

3. What was it about Benton that inspired the approval of his Missouri constituency?
(a) He took young Congressmen under his wing.
(b) He arranged a lot of pork barrel spending in Missouri.
(c) He did not care about political pressures and did what he thought was right.
(d) He was also very popular among his party members.

4. What advantage do minority special interest groups have to influence elected officials?
(a) Being articulate and able to sway the public.
(b) Not needing money to get their message across.
(c) Being able to get medial coverage without a budget.
(d) Being watchdogs on everything the official does.

5. For what conflict does Kennedy feel the most empathy?
(a) The conflict between political parties.
(b) The conflict between Congress and the Supreme Court.
(c) The conflict of special interests versus constituency interests.
(d) The conflict of constituency interest versus national interests.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?

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

3. What effect did Webster's three-hour-long speech in the Senate have in 1850?

4. For what prestigious university did Adams once work as a professor?

5. What does Kennedy identify as the second pressure that prevents courageous deeds by elected officials.

(see the answer key)

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