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 George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
(a) It was his purpose to run for President in the next general election.
(b) He felt that his constituents were being led by the alarmist press.
(c) He was convinced that it was the only way for him to get publicity.
(d) He said that just voting as he was told required no patriotism, no education, and no courage.

2. In spite of John Quincey Adams' clarity and political courage, what life-long need did he have?
(a) A personal fortune so he was not dependent on the voters.
(b) The approval of his father and mother.
(c) Unwavering popularity among the people.
(d) The visible justification of God.

3. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?
(a) The Seventh of March speech.
(b) The Independence Day speech.
(c) The First of January speech.
(d) The Christmas Day speech.

4. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?
(a) He was inexperienced in politics and the Senators could control him.
(b) He was a moderate who opposed slave states but owned slaves himself.
(c) He was adamantly against slavery and had worked hard for abolition.
(d) He had spoken out for Lincoln's reconstruction ideas.

5. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?
(a) Joe Cannon.
(b) Walter Smith.
(c) Woodrow Wilson.
(d) John Dalzell.

Short Answer Questions

1. What high office did Lamar hold at the end of his career?

2. What act of inconsistency brought his Missouri constituents to brand him a traitor?

3. Besides appearing to be disloyal to his father when he aligned himself with Jefferson's politics, what other problem arose for John Quincey Adams?

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

5. What poet does Kennedy quote to express the bitterness of the South during reconstruction?

(see the answer key)

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