Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Senator had to be carried into the Senate to cast his vote on Johnson's impeachment?
(a) James W. Grimes.
(b) John B. Henderson.
(c) Joseph Smith Fowler.
(d) William Pitt Fessenden.

2. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
(a) Lamar had gone back to Mississippi and missed the vote.
(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) Matthews voted against his own resolution.

3. What was the Jay Treaty and why did President Washington support it?
(a) It was a treaty with Great Britain that President Washington supported to keep the young country from going to war.
(b) It was a treaty to buy arms and munitions only from the British.
(c) It was a treaty giving land west of the Mississippi to the British.
(d) It was a treaty removing all taxes from British imports supported by Washington to protect the rich.

4. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Four.
(c) Ten.
(d) Six.

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

6. 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.

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

8. What position did Lamar take after the Civil War?
(a) That those who supported the Union should be tried as war criminals.
(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 laws needed to be enacted to punish carpetbaggers.

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

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

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

12. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?
(a) Lamar, like Harris, told tales about the South.
(b) Lamar had a pet named Br'er Rabbit.
(c) Lamar, like Harris, was a graduate of Oxford.
(d) Lamar wrote a book called Tunes of the South.

13. What was Lamar's main purpose in his political actions?
(a) To transfer his allegience to the Northern Democrats.
(b) To rekindle the anamosity between North and South.
(c) To become President of the United States.
(d) To bring the South peacefully back into the Union.

14. 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 Big Business supported Wilson only when he tried to stay neutral.
(c) Because he feared the munitions profits was what was steamrolling the country into war.
(d) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.

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

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