Short Answer Key
1. Who said that courage is grace under pressure?
2. What do the subject of PROFILES IN COURAGE all have in common?
They all served as U. S. Senators.
3. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?
That people thought everything they said was untrue.
4. Who suggested that Senators were vulgar demagogues?
A cabinet member.
5. In PROFILES IN COURAGE, what does John F. Kennedy fear the American public has forgotten?
What courage actually is.
6. According to Kennedy, what makes it difficult to recognize courageous acts when they do occur?
Business concerns and the competition for attention from the public.
7. What does Kennedy suggest prevents a lot of people from acting courageously?
Social and public pressures.
8. What is the first pressure of Americans that keeps them from acting courageously according to Kennedy?
The need to be well liked.
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