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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?
(a) He felt he was entitled to extra benefits for his service to the Union.
(b) He accepted money and gifts but always did only what he thought was right.
(c) The moral question of accepting money and gifts for Webster was not an issue for him.
(d) He never let that happen to him.
2. Kennedy sees as a weakness in John Quincey Adams an emotional attachment to whom?
(a) His college friends and professors.
(b) His parents and God.
(c) His religious congregational members.
(d) His wife and his mistress.
3. After Lamar toured Mississippi to discuss his reasons for voting the way he did, how did the people react?
(a) They changed their opposition to Lamar and supported him.
(b) They held rallies against him.
(c) They recalled him from Congress.
(d) No one came out to hear the traitor.
4. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?
(a) That people elected them on their looks.
(b) That they needed to be good public speakers.
(c) That people thought everything they said was untrue.
(d) That they were gluttons for mental punishment.
5. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?
(a) He did not always say exactly what he meant.
(b) People thought you could not trust a man like that.
(c) His answers were always truthful and very often blunt.
(d) His candor caused him to be overly tactful.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is another difficult situation for an elected official besides the interests of the nation and those of the constituency?
2. What is the irony of Houston's defending the Northerner's rights to abolition?
3. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
4. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?
5. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?
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