Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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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 a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?
(a) He could out talk his opponents.
(b) He was older than any other politician.
(c) He knew all the words in the dictionary.
(d) He had strong views against slavery.

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

3. What does Kennedy suggest prevents a lot of people from acting courageously?
(a) Averice and greed.
(b) Not enough education about courage.
(c) Fear of the unknown.
(d) Social and public pressures.

4. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(b) He had supported the Germans during WWII.
(c) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(d) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.

5. 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 doctor-patient relationship.
(d) A lawyer-client relationship.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?

2. How did Ross describe his feelings just before he cast his not guilty vote?

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

4. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?

5. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?

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