Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the circumstances that brought Edmund G. Ross to Congress as Senator from Kansas?
(a) The resignation of Senator Lane who was a reconstructionist.
(b) The suicide of his predecessor, Senator Jim Lane.
(c) A landslide vote of the Kansas people.
(d) He was sent after a recall of Senator Lane.

2. What was leaked to the newspapers that did away with American public resistance to the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) The Zimmerman note.
(b) The Kaiser's war zone warning.
(c) The Mexican conspiracy.
(d) The sinking of the Titanic.

3. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?
(a) The Taft Welfare Act.
(b) The Taft Education Manifesto.
(c) The Taft-Hartley Act.
(d) The Taft Health Plan.

4. Taft's words on freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, and the right to think for oneself are his definition of what?
(a) Conservatism.
(b) Unitarianism.
(c) Liberalism.
(d) Socialism.

5. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Because Norris was unable to speak for long periods of time.
(b) Because Norris had said he would not filibuster the President's bills.
(c) Because the filibuster was something new that had never been tried before.
(d) Norris had actually tried to do away with the filibuster in an attempt to bring change to the Senate.

6. Why did George Norris believe Big Business was urging the country into war?
(a) Because American business wanted to supply munitions to the Kaiser.
(b) Because he feared the munitions profits was what was steamrolling the country into war.
(c) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.
(d) Because Big Business supported Wilson only when he tried to stay neutral.

7. How did Norris attack Joe Cannon's power?
(a) A resolution requiring the entire House to study and amend a resolution, rather than just allow the Speaker to appoint a committee.
(b) Press conferences informing the public of Cannon's abuse of power.
(c) Impeachment threats against the Speaker of the House.
(d) Filibusters on every issue that Cannon favored.

8. How many votes were needed to convict the President?
(a) 40.
(b) 36.
(c) 54.
(d) 66.

9. What were Norris' opening words at the public meeting in Nebraska after the filibuster?
(a) I have come home to tell you the truth.
(b) Thank you for not hissing.
(c) Four score and twenty years ago.
(d) I am not a traitor.

10. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?
(a) His purpose was to establish a political stronghold for himself.
(b) His purpose was to carry out Lincoln's reconstruction plans.
(c) His purpose was to see that the Southern States were severely punished.
(d) His purpose was to get re-elected President for a full term.

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

12. Which courageous Senator refused to support the expunging of some of Jackson's military activities?
(a) Sen. John Tyler of Virginia.
(b) Sen. Oscar Underwood of Alabama.
(c) Sen. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.
(d) Sen. Andrew Johnson of Tennessee.

13. What was Sen. Albert Beveridge's famous statement after he was defeated for speaking out against the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act?
(a) It is all right, twelve years of hard work, and a clean record; I am content.
(b) Our country would be better off with an Indian tribe style government of blood and prejudice.
(c) The people of Indiana will see the error of their ways one day in the future.
(d) I can see now that I should have kept my mouth shut and my mind open.

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

15. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.
(a) He was using his secret to gain political notariety.
(b) He kept silent on how he might vote.
(c) Both sides believed he was weak willed.
(d) Stanton thought he could intimidate Ross with his military connections.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why was Norris' candidate for President unpopular in 1928?

3. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?

4. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?

5. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?

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