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

2. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a squeaky voiced speaker.
(b) As a writer of fiction.
(c) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.
(d) As a particularly eloquent speaker.

3. Besides the Texas territory which Benton opposed, what other one did he support against his party's stand?
(a) Montana.
(b) Alaska.
(c) Oregon.
(d) California.

4. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?
(a) A father-child relationship.
(b) A coach-team relationship.
(c) A lawyer-client relationship.
(d) A doctor-patient relationship.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What advantage did John Quincey Adams have as a politician?

2. Kennedy sees as a weakness in John Quincey Adams an emotional attachment to whom?

3. How was Benton's behavior different when he was with his family from when he was involved in politics?

4. What is a particular problem on occasion when the electorate presents a desire to the elected official?

5. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?

(see the answer key)

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