Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What famous speech did Lamar give in Congress?
(a) Give me liberty of give me death speech.
(b) The Stars and Stripes speech.
(c) The case for Confederacy speech.
(d) An eloquent eulogy for Charles Sumner.

2. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?
(a) Sen. Oscar W. Underwood of Alabama.
(b) Sen. Sam Houston of Texas.
(c) Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri.
(d) Sen. Lucius Lamar of Mississippi.

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

4. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
(a) He thought it was all a big joke.
(b) He wanted the publicity.
(c) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(d) He had taken the oath of impartiality.

5. Prior to the Civil War, what notable action did Lamar undertake with Jefferson Davis?
(a) Speaking out against secession.
(b) Writing the Articles of Confederation.
(c) Walking out of the Democratic Convention.
(d) Designing the Confederate flag.

6. What disease cut short Lamar's military career?
(a) Apoplexy.
(b) Laryngitis.
(c) Polio.
(d) Dyptheria.

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

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

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

10. How had President Johnson come to power?
(a) He was popularly elected President by the people.
(b) He succeeded Lincoln after the assassination.
(c) He was appointed by Congress.
(d) He had President Lincoln assassinated.

11. Who was the Democratic majority leader in the Senate who later became Vice President?
(a) Alben Barkley.
(b) Jacob Javits.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) John Nance Garner.

12. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?
(a) They said they didn't need to vote because there was a 36 majority anyway.
(b) They said the evidence was not sufficient.
(c) They came from conservative states.
(d) They said some Prepblicans should vote no to make the party look unbiased.

13. What does Kennedy suggest is the number of courageous Senators who have put their political lives on the line in order to speak honestly?
(a) He said every Senator has that kind of honesty.
(b) He wrote down a list of over fifty.
(c) There are too many to name.
(d) The ones in his book are the only ones.

14. Did Norris always oppose President Wilson's measures?
(a) No. He was opposed to any form of isolationism.
(b) No. He supported the President's issues that made him look good in Nabraska.
(c) Yes. He was a total critic of Woodrow Wilson.
(d) No. He supported the President's major foreign policy issues.

15. How did journalist William Preston Johnson describe the intellectual atmosphere of the Lamar family?
(a) There was a black thread of moodiness in all the family.
(b) The Lamars had amassed a huge library.
(c) They were self taught but not uneducated.
(d) The fatal dowry of genius was upon the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic of Sen. Taft did Kennedy suggest might best be judged after many years?

2. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?

3. What Senator had to be carried into the Senate to cast his vote on Johnson's impeachment?

4. What character traits did Henry Adams consider that Lamar possessed above all others?

5. What was leaked to the newspapers that did away with American public resistance to the Armed Ship Bill?

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