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. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a particularly eloquent speaker.
(b) As a writer of fiction.
(c) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.
(d) As a squeaky voiced speaker.

2. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?
(a) Because he was from Kansas, they thought he would not vote against his constituents.
(b) The senior Senator from Kansas was for convicting Johnson.
(c) Roos' history was one of anti-slavery and against the southern states.
(d) He had been anti-Johnson for many years.

3. What high office did Lamar hold at the end of his career?
(a) Vice-President of the United States.
(b) Justice of the Supreme Court.
(c) Head of the Democratic National Committee.
(d) Secretary of the Interior.

4. What made Sam Houston a household word in the United States?
(a) He became known for the Houston knife he invented.
(b) He was leader of the Texas forces that defeated Mexico at the battle of San Jacinto.
(c) He was a greater orator than Daniel Webster.
(d) He ran for president in 1856 but did not win the Democratic nomination.

5. What poet does Kennedy quote to express the bitterness of the South during reconstruction?
(a) Vachal Lindsay.
(b) Longfellow.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Edgar Allen Poe.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Lamar view the free silver movement of 1877?

2. From the list of profiles in courage selected by Kennedy, is there some common reason behind their courage?

3. Who served as the Governor of Tennessee and later as Senator from the State of Texas?

4. How did Norris attack Joe Cannon's power?

5. What does Kennedy see as Webster's moral flaw?

(see the answer key)

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