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. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?
(a) Lamar, like Harris, was a graduate of Oxford.
(b) Lamar had a pet named Br'er Rabbit.
(c) Lamar wrote a book called Tunes of the South.
(d) Lamar, like Harris, told tales about the South.

2. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Because Norris was unable to speak for long periods of time.
(b) Because Norris had said he would not filibuster the President's bills.
(c) Norris had actually tried to do away with the filibuster in an attempt to bring change to the Senate.
(d) Because the filibuster was something new that had never been tried before.

3. What trait of Adams ultimately caused him to suffer great disappointments?
(a) His uncompromising religion.
(b) His superior attitude toward other politician.
(c) His willingness to change positions when expedient.
(d) His ability to manipulate his father.

4. Although thought of as a crazy politician, what did John F. Kennedy see as a mark of courage in the man?
(a) He would do what he thought was right regardless of his party or his popularity.
(b) He would stand up in the Senate without a gun.
(c) His stance on big government over states' rights.
(d) He would do whatever was necessary to get re-elected.

5. Besides appearing to be disloyal to his father when he aligned himself with Jefferson's politics, what other problem arose for John Quincey Adams?
(a) He lost his political influence for many months.
(b) Disillusionment of his party when he broke with them and voted with Jefferson.
(c) He was forced to change political parties and lose his seniority.
(d) His mother becaue distraught that her son and husband did not agree.

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?

2. What does Kennedy identify as the second pressure that prevents courageous deeds by elected officials.

3. What is the first pressure of Americans that keeps them from acting courageously according to Kennedy?

4. Why was it considered a contradiction when Houston supported temperance?

5. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?

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