Profiles in Courage Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?
(a) As a free thinker opposed to the Union.
(b) As a citizen of the world.
(c) Not as a Massachusetts man but as an American.
(d) As a debator who loved to take any opposing view.

2. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?
(a) It was an attempt on his part to placate the unions.
(b) He wanted to play both sides of the fence in a bid for the Presidency.
(c) He felt these were not being served adequately by the private sector.
(d) His state of Ohio had high unemployment and needed those services.

3. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?
(a) It drew their wrath.
(b) They were proud of their native son.
(c) They supported him wholeheartedly.
(d) They thought he should run for President.

4. What was Lamar's involvement in the controversial Hayes-Tilden presidential election?
(a) He made stump speeches for Hayes.
(b) He supported an election commission that eventually gave Hayes the Presidency.
(c) He refused to fight the election results.
(d) He voted against the Democrats and supported Hayes.

5. All of the examples in Kennedy's book speak of courage in what arena?
(a) Oratory.
(b) Religion.
(c) Politics.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the subject of PROFILES IN COURAGE all have in common?

2. Kennedy suggest what one thing might be a commonality of all the courageous men presented in his book?

3. What traits indicate that Adams suffered common human emotions?

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

5. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

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