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 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, like Harris, told tales about the South.
(d) Lamar wrote a book called Tunes of the South.

2. What was the result of Webster's courageous stand in giving the Seventh of March speech?
(a) Webster was honored by his constituents as a man of courage.
(b) Webster would have become president but he died 2 years later.
(c) Webster sacrificed his potential presidential run and his popularity.
(d) Webster changed his position of slavery to agree with Clay.

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

4. What was the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) It provided for arming neutral American merchant ships.
(b) It provided for ships to supply weapons for the Allies in Europe.
(c) It provided a large tax increase to build upthe navy.
(d) It provided for US Navy action while claiming neutrality.

5. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?
(a) Gen. Benjamin F. Butler.
(b) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) Gen. Robert E. Lee.
(d) Gen William Tecumseh Sherman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?

2. What is an irony of Benton's opposition to the slave states?

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

4. What is another difficult situation for an elected official besides the interests of the nation and those of the constituency?

5. What was Lamar's main purpose in his political actions?

(see the answer key)

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