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 did Lamar say about his vote against the Matthews Resolution?
(a) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.
(b) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.
(c) I believe that statesmanship is dead in the South.
(d) The directions for how I should vote arrived after the vote had already been taken.

2. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?
(a) Coal mining concessions.
(b) Tax relief for the poor.
(c) Low cost electricity.
(d) Better roads and highways.

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

4. Who said that courage is grace under pressure?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) Bret Hart.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.

5. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?
(a) Clay had always opposed Webster in the Senate before.
(b) Webster had given many speeches opposing Henry Clay.
(c) Clay was a republican and Webster was an independent.
(d) Clay was from the South and Webster was from the North.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who said that he would rather be in his grave than in the presidency?

3. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?

4. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?

5. What does Kennedy suggest is the number of courageous Senators who have put their political lives on the line in order to speak honestly?

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