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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who said that he would rather be in his grave than in the presidency?
(a) John Adams.
(b) John C. Clahoun.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.
2. How had President Johnson come to power?
(a) He was appointed by Congress.
(b) He succeeded Lincoln after the assassination.
(c) He was popularly elected President by the people.
(d) He had President Lincoln assassinated.
3. What was Ross' military experience?
(a) The Republic of Texas Army and the Union Army.
(b) The Kansas Free State Army and the Union Army.
(c) The Union Army and the Union Navy.
(d) The Ohio Militia and the Confederate Army.
4. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?
(a) That the Axis war crimes trials did not try the real offenders.
(b) That the Axis war crimes trials went against every principle of American justice.
(c) That the Axis prisoners should not be allowed representation by lawyers.
(d) That the Constitution of the USA allowed for ex post facto prosecutions.
5. Why did George Norris believe Big Business was urging the country into war?
(a) Because he feared the munitions profits was what was steamrolling the country into war.
(b) Because Big Business supported Wilson only when he tried to stay neutral.
(c) Because American business wanted to supply munitions to the Kaiser.
(d) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.
6. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?
(a) Six Republicans and twelve Democrats.
(b) Thirty-six radical Republicans.
(c) Only the twelve Democrats in the Senate.
(d) About half of the Republicans and all of the Democrats.
7. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?
(a) Benedict Arnold.
(b) Thomas Payne.
(c) Marc Anthony
(d) Judas Escariot
8. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?
(a) Appoint Southerners to key positions in his cabinet.
(b) Withdraw occupation troops and restore Home Rule in key states.
(c) Give Tilden a much sought after ambassadorship.
(d) Apologize to the South for certain military actions during the war.
9. What book did Lamar later say was the first one ever put into his hands to read?
(a) Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
(b) Plato's REPUBLIC.
(c) Plutarch's LIVES.
(d) Joel Harris' SONG OF THE SOUTH.
10. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
(a) Matthews voted against his own resolution.
(b) Lamar had gone back to Mississippi and missed the vote.
(c) The Resolution came before the Senate before the Bland Bill.
(d) Lamar voted against it but the other Senator, a Negro appointed by the reconstruction, voted for it.
11. What was the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) It provided for ships to supply weapons for the Allies in Europe.
(b) It provided for arming neutral American merchant ships.
(c) It provided a large tax increase to build upthe navy.
(d) It provided for US Navy action while claiming neutrality.
12. What does Kennedy suggest is the number of courageous Senators who have put their political lives on the line in order to speak honestly?
(a) There are too many to name.
(b) He said every Senator has that kind of honesty.
(c) The ones in his book are the only ones.
(d) He wrote down a list of over fifty.
13. What was Sen. Albert Beveridge's famous statement after he was defeated for speaking out against the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act?
(a) The people of Indiana will see the error of their ways one day in the future.
(b) I can see now that I should have kept my mouth shut and my mind open.
(c) It is all right, twelve years of hard work, and a clean record; I am content.
(d) Our country would be better off with an Indian tribe style government of blood and prejudice.
14. 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) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.
(c) I believe that statesmanship is dead in the South.
(d) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.
15. Why was Norris' candidate for President unpopular in 1928?
(a) He was a Socialist.
(b) He wore a moustache.
(c) He was a Radical.
(d) He was a Catholic.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
2. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?
3. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
4. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?
5. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?
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