Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Ross' military experience?
(a) The Republic of Texas Army and the Union Army.
(b) The Ohio Militia and the Confederate Army.
(c) The Union Army and the Union Navy.
(d) The Kansas Free State Army and the Union Army.

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

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

4. Who said that he would rather be in his grave than in the presidency?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John C. Clahoun.
(d) John Adams.

5. 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. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.
(d) Sen. Stephen Austin of Texas.

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

7. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(b) He had supported the Germans during WWII.
(c) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(d) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.

8. What position did Lamar take after the Civil War?
(a) That laws needed to be enacted to punish carpetbaggers.
(b) The way to end the South's suffering was compromise and reconciliation with the North.
(c) That people should save their confederate money.
(d) That those who supported the Union should be tried as war criminals.

9. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Rutherford Hayes.
(b) James W. Grimes.
(c) Lucius Lamar.
(d) George W. Norris.

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

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

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

13. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?
(a) As a pro-Unionist.
(b) As a Radical Republican.
(c) As an independent.
(d) As a secessionist.

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

15. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?
(a) It was an attempt on his part to placate the unions.
(b) He felt these were not being served adequately by the private sector.
(c) He wanted to play both sides of the fence in a bid for the Presidency.
(d) His state of Ohio had high unemployment and needed those services.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?

4. Who was the Democratic majority leader in the Senate who later became Vice President?

5. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?

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