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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What famous American represented the Boston Massacre defendants in 1770?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Paul Revere.
(c) Thomas Payne.
(d) Charles Evans Hughes.

2. What nickname was given to Joe Cannon because of his power?
(a) Lord Cannon.
(b) Czar Cannon.
(c) Duke Cannon.
(d) King Cannon.

3. Which senator saved himself from dunking by giving a speech beside the river?
(a) Sen. Jacob J. Javits of New York.
(b) Sen. John Adams of Massachusetts.
(c) Sen. Stephen Austin of Texas.
(d) Sen. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.

4. What characteristic of Sen. Taft did Kennedy suggest might best be judged after many years?
(a) How he inspired loyal devotees as well as bitter enemies.
(b) How he accepted Socialist philosophy.
(c) How he refrained from speaking his mind on controversial political issure.
(d) How he managed to appear charming when he was destroying an enemy.

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?
(a) The ones in his book are the only ones.
(b) He wrote down a list of over fifty.
(c) He said every Senator has that kind of honesty.
(d) There are too many to name.

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

7. Who called Taft's speech against the Nazi war crimes trials a classic example of his muddled and confused thinking?
(a) Former Nazi Franz Von Papen.
(b) Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York.
(c) Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois.
(d) Newspaper columnist David Lawrence.

8. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
(a) Matthews voted against his own resolution.
(b) Lamar voted against it but the other Senator, a Negro appointed by the reconstruction, voted for it.
(c) The Resolution came before the Senate before the Bland Bill.
(d) Lamar had gone back to Mississippi and missed the vote.

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

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

11. What book did Lamar later say was the first one ever put into his hands to read?
(a) Plato's REPUBLIC.
(b) Plutarch's LIVES.
(c) Joel Harris' SONG OF THE SOUTH.
(d) Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

12. Why was Norris' candidate for President unpopular in 1928?
(a) He wore a moustache.
(b) He was a Socialist.
(c) He was a Catholic.
(d) He was a Radical.

13. What character traits did Henry Adams consider that Lamar possessed above all others?
(a) Stubbornness and greed.
(b) Amiability and aimlessness.
(c) Envy and averace.
(d) Tact and humor.

14. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?
(a) That the Constitution of the USA allowed for ex post facto prosecutions.
(b) That the Axis war crimes trials did not try the real offenders.
(c) That the Axis prisoners should not be allowed representation by lawyers.
(d) That the Axis war crimes trials went against every principle of American justice.

15. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?
(a) Joe Cannon.
(b) John Dalzell.
(c) Walter Smith.
(d) Woodrow Wilson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lamar say about his vote against the Matthews Resolution?

2. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

3. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?

4. Who made the statement that when he had made up his mind it was not in the power of man to divert him?

5. What was Lamar's involvement in the controversial Hayes-Tilden presidential election?

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