Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book did Lamar later say was the first one ever put into his hands to read?
(a) Plato's REPUBLIC.
(b) Joel Harris' SONG OF THE SOUTH.
(c) Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
(d) Plutarch's LIVES.

2. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.
(a) Stanton thought he could intimidate Ross with his military connections.
(b) He was using his secret to gain political notariety.
(c) Both sides believed he was weak willed.
(d) He kept silent on how he might vote.

3. What Senator pulled a gun on Benton once?
(a) Senator Aaron Burr.
(b) Senator William Cooper.
(c) Senator Henry Foote.
(d) Senator Martin VanBuren.

4. What did Lamar say about his vote against the Matthews Resolution?
(a) I believe that statesmanship is dead in the South.
(b) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.
(c) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.
(d) The directions for how I should vote arrived after the vote had already been taken.

5. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?
(a) Slavery would eventually dry up because there were fewer traders.
(b) World opinion would eventually settle the question.
(c) If the Union divided, slavery might even become stronger in the Southern states.
(d) Northerns would be able to have slaves legally.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the example of some advice Kennedy received when he first became a Congressman?

3. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?

4. What was the Armed Ship Bill?

5. What is another difficult situation for an elected official besides the interests of the nation and those of the constituency?

(see the answer key)

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