Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What high office did Lamar hold at the end of his career?
(a) Secretary of the Interior.
(b) Vice-President of the United States.
(c) Justice of the Supreme Court.
(d) Head of the Democratic National Committee.

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

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

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) Pushing for more and more farm subsidies.
(c) Standing by his Secretary of the Interior against opposition from Pinchot and Roosevelt.
(d) Forecasting that America would go to war with Germany and Japan.

6. What was the Jay Treaty and why did President Washington support it?
(a) It was a treaty to buy arms and munitions only from the British.
(b) It was a treaty with Great Britain that President Washington supported to keep the young country from going to war.
(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.

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

8. Which bitter rival of Sen. Robert A. Taft actually ended up in the White House?
(a) Thomas E. Dewey.
(b) Dwight D. Eisenhaur.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Harry S. Truman.

9. What unwanted praise did Norris and his group receive after the filibuster?
(a) Praise from Lenin in Russia.
(b) Praise from the Mexican government.
(c) Praise from the French who also opposed the war.
(d) Praise from the German press.

10. What nickname was given to Joe Cannon because of his power?
(a) Duke Cannon.
(b) Czar Cannon.
(c) King Cannon.
(d) Lord Cannon.

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

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

13. Who called Taft's speech against the Nazi war crimes trials a classic example of his muddled and confused thinking?
(a) Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York.
(b) Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois.
(c) Former Nazi Franz Von Papen.
(d) Newspaper columnist David Lawrence.

14. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?
(a) That the Constitution of the USA allowed for ex post facto prosecutions.
(b) That the Axis war crimes trials did not try the real offenders.
(c) That the Axis war crimes trials went against every principle of American justice.
(d) That the Axis prisoners should not be allowed representation by lawyers.

15. Why did George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
(a) He said that just voting as he was told required no patriotism, no education, and no courage.
(b) It was his purpose to run for President in the next general election.
(c) He felt that his constituents were being led by the alarmist press.
(d) He was convinced that it was the only way for him to get publicity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?

2. How many votes were needed to convict the President?

3. Why was Norris' candidate for President unpopular in 1928?

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

5. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?

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