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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Kennedy identify as the personal tragedy and national greatness about Sen. Robert A. Taft?
(a) That he got his party's nomination three times but never won a Presidential election.
(b) That he aspired to be President but his uncompromising sense of right prevented that from happening.
(c) That he would always speak out in such a way that appeared to compromise his beliefs.
(d) That his father had been President but he had no such ambitions.

3. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?
(a) Tax relief for the poor.
(b) Low cost electricity.
(c) Coal mining concessions.
(d) Better roads and highways.

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

5. What act of courage marked the Presidency of Robert A. Taft's father, William Howard Taft?
(a) Denouncing Woodrow Wilson for his mishandling of WWI.
(b) Forecasting that America would go to war with Germany and Japan.
(c) Standing by his Secretary of the Interior against opposition from Pinchot and Roosevelt.
(d) Pushing for more and more farm subsidies.

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

7. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?
(a) Norris believed it was a ploy to get the US into WWI without going through congress.
(b) He thought it should really be a declaration of war.
(c) He thought the bill would prevent the US from declaring war on Germany.
(d) He wanted to gain fame as the man who defied President Wilson.

8. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?
(a) The Civilian Code.
(b) The Articles of Confederation.
(c) The Bill of Rights.
(d) The Articles of Impeachment.

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

10. Which candidate did Norris support in the 1928 Presidential election?
(a) Al Sharpton.
(b) Al Smith.
(c) Al Newman.
(d) Al Gore.

11. 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.

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

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

14. Who made the statement that when he had made up his mind it was not in the power of man to divert him?
(a) Sam Houston.
(b) Lucius Lamar.
(c) John C. Calhoun.
(d) Andrew Jackson.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which senator saved himself from dunking by giving a speech beside the river?

2. What was the Armed Ship Bill?

3. How did Ross describe his feelings just before he cast his not guilty vote?

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

5. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?

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