Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?
(a) The senior Senator from Kansas was for convicting Johnson.
(b) Roos' history was one of anti-slavery and against the southern states.
(c) Because he was from Kansas, they thought he would not vote against his constituents.
(d) He had been anti-Johnson for many years.

4. What were Norris' opening words at the public meeting in Nebraska after the filibuster?
(a) Thank you for not hissing.
(b) I have come home to tell you the truth.
(c) I am not a traitor.
(d) Four score and twenty years ago.

5. What was Sen. Albert Beveridge's famous statement after he was defeated for speaking out against the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act?
(a) It is all right, twelve years of hard work, and a clean record; I am content.
(b) Our country would be better off with an Indian tribe style government of blood and prejudice.
(c) The people of Indiana will see the error of their ways one day in the future.
(d) I can see now that I should have kept my mouth shut and my mind open.

6. How did Ross describe his feelings just before he cast his not guilty vote?
(a) I was afraid I could not speak.
(b) I felt the chill of fear on my spine.
(c) I looked down at my open grave.
(d) I had a great lump in my throat.

7. 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 those who supported the Union should be tried as war criminals.
(d) That people should save their confederate money.

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

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

10. What method did Sen. Norris use to prevent the passage of the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Collecting enough votes to defveat it.
(b) Buried in committee.
(c) A Petition.
(d) Filibuster.

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

12. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?
(a) People thought you could not trust a man like that.
(b) His answers were always truthful and very often blunt.
(c) His candor caused him to be overly tactful.
(d) He did not always say exactly what he meant.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?

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

3. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?

4. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?

5. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?

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