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. What memorable line did the Toledo BLADE print about Taft after he decried the Nuremberg trials?
(a) He has no feeling about the soup kitchens of 1932 but supports Nazi criminals.
(b) That Taft wanted to let loose on the world a terrible gang of cutthroats.
(c) This is not the time to weaken the punishment of international crimes.
(d) He has a wonderful mind that knows practically everything and understands practically nothing.

2. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?
(a) He thought the bill would prevent the US from declaring war on Germany.
(b) He wanted to gain fame as the man who defied President Wilson.
(c) Norris believed it was a ploy to get the US into WWI without going through congress.
(d) He thought it should really be a declaration of war.

3. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?
(a) His ability to make friends easily.
(b) His handsomeand commanding appearance.
(c) His political connections.
(d) His outstanding education.

4. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
(a) Lamar had gone back to Mississippi and missed the vote.
(b) Matthews voted against his own resolution.
(c) The Resolution came before the Senate before the Bland Bill.
(d) Lamar voted against it but the other Senator, a Negro appointed by the reconstruction, voted for it.

5. What unwanted praise did Norris and his group receive after the filibuster?
(a) Praise from the German press.
(b) Praise from the French who also opposed the war.
(c) Praise from Lenin in Russia.
(d) Praise from the Mexican government.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the irony of Houston's defending the Northerner's rights to abolition?

2. For what conflict does Kennedy feel the most empathy?

3. What is ironic about Houston as an Indian fighter?

4. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?

5. In PROFILES IN COURAGE, what does John F. Kennedy fear the American public has forgotten?

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