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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Lamar say about his vote against the Matthews Resolution?
(a) The directions for how I should vote arrived after the vote had already been taken.
(b) I believe that statesmanship is dead in the South.
(c) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.
(d) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.

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

5. Why did George Norris believe Big Business was urging the country into war?
(a) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.
(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 American business wanted to supply munitions to the Kaiser.

6. What was the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) It provided for arming neutral American merchant ships.
(b) It provided for US Navy action while claiming neutrality.
(c) It provided for ships to supply weapons for the Allies in Europe.
(d) It provided a large tax increase to build upthe navy.

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

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

9. 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 thought it was all a big joke.
(c) He wanted the publicity.
(d) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.

10. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?
(a) Apologize to the South for certain military actions during the war.
(b) Give Tilden a much sought after ambassadorship.
(c) Appoint Southerners to key positions in his cabinet.
(d) Withdraw occupation troops and restore Home Rule in key states.

11. Who was the Democratic majority leader in the Senate who later became Vice President?
(a) Jacob Javits.
(b) Alben Barkley.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) John Nance Garner.

12. What were the results of Norris' opposition of President Wilson on the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) He was taken off all Senate committees.
(b) He was vilified for acting against the President.
(c) He was recalled by Nebraska.
(d) He resigned his seat in the Senate.

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

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

15. What were the circumstances that brought Edmund G. Ross to Congress as Senator from Kansas?
(a) He was sent after a recall of Senator Lane.
(b) The resignation of Senator Lane who was a reconstructionist.
(c) A landslide vote of the Kansas people.
(d) The suicide of his predecessor, Senator Jim Lane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?

2. What famous speech did Lamar give in Congress?

3. What Senator had to be carried into the Senate to cast his vote on Johnson's impeachment?

4. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.

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

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