Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the historian Wharton say about Houston's courage as he fought against Texas' secession from the Union?
(a) He relapsed into alcoholism and went back to the Cherokee.
(b) It took a thousand times more courage than charging up the hill at San Jacinto.
(c) No one paid any attention as Houston entered the Secessionist Convention.
(d) Houston finally lost his courage and gave in to popular opinion.

2. What well-known military leader had Houston served under?
(a) Ulysses S. Grant.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Robert E. Lee.
(d) Andrew Jackson.

3. What was one of Benton's favorite sayings about himself?
(a) Benton is a bull in a china shop.
(b) Benton will never compromise.
(c) Benton and Democracy are one and the same.
(d) Benton always knows what is right.

4. What is a particular problem on occasion when the electorate presents a desire to the elected official?
(a) What they want is not fair to fixed income people.
(b) What they want may not in the long run be good for the constituency.
(c) What they want is not clear to the elected official.
(d) What they want they are not willing to help pay for.

5. What is ironic about Texas secession on March 2?
(a) It was the day Houston became governor.
(b) It was the anniversary of Houston's election to the Senate.
(c) It was the anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto.
(d) It was Houston's brithday.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Webster a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?

2. Besides the Texas territory which Benton opposed, what other one did he support against his party's stand?

3. In addition to being the first Senator from Missouri, what other first did Benton achieve?

4. Whom did the Adams family say that the magistrate must serve?

5. After Houston's removal from the Senate, what office did he run for and win as an independent?

(see the answer key)

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