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 did Houston define himself as an old fogy?
(a) Because, he said, I don't always practice what I preach.
(b) Because, he said, I cling devotedly to the principles upon which our government was founded.
(c) Because, he said, I have been around far too long and need to retire.
(d) Because, he said, he had been made a martyr for Texas.

2. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?
(a) Making decisions that will satisfy everyone in one way or another.
(b) Making decisions when you do not have enough information to make good ones.
(c) Making decisions when to satisfy a constituancy will not be what is best for the nation.
(d) Making decisions when a fellow Senator or Congressman needs to get a pet project going.

3. What character traits did Henry Adams consider that Lamar possessed above all others?
(a) Amiability and aimlessness.
(b) Tact and humor.
(c) Stubbornness and greed.
(d) Envy and averace.

4. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Lucius Lamar.
(b) George W. Norris.
(c) James W. Grimes.
(d) Rutherford Hayes.

5. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?
(a) About half of the Republicans and all of the Democrats.
(b) Thirty-six radical Republicans.
(c) Only the twelve Democrats in the Senate.
(d) Six Republicans and twelve Democrats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?

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

3. What memorable line did the Toledo BLADE print about Taft after he decried the Nuremberg trials?

4. What effect did Webster's three-hour-long speech in the Senate have in 1850?

5. Where did Houston deliver his acceptance speech after being elected Governor as an independent?

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