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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is a particular problem on occasion when the electorate presents a desire to the elected official?
(a) What they want they are not willing to help pay for.
(b) What they want may not in the long run be good for the constituency.
(c) What they want is not clear to the elected official.
(d) What they want is not fair to fixed income people.
2. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Businesses who benefited from his help paid off his debts so he could remain in the senate.
(b) Webster appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.
(c) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(d) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.
3. What measure did Henry Clay enlist Webster to help with?
(a) Re-writing the Bill of Rights to include slavery.
(b) Clay's bid for re-election.
(c) Speaches warning about Abraham Lincoln's political ambitions.
(d) The Great Compromise of 1850.
4. Whom did the Adams family say that the magistrate must serve?
(a) His god.
(b) His family.
(c) His party.
(d) His people.
5. How did Benton urge support for expansion to the West?
(a) He supported communications methods such as the telegraph, the Pony Express and roadways that ran into the country.
(b) He pushed a measure giving extra benefits to leaders of wagon trains.
(c) He voted to give tax breaks to manufacturers of wagons.
(d) He made a Congressional junket to Oregon.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why was John Quincey Adams generally unhappy?
2. What trait of Adams ultimately caused him to suffer great disappointments?
3. What issue caused Benton finally to begin losing popularity in Missouri?
4. What does Kennedy suggest prevents a lot of people from acting courageously?
5. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was Houston able to prevent Texas from seceding from the Union?
2. Detail the important political positions held by Sam Houston.
3. How did Sen. Benton get his reputation as a fighter?
4. What does Kennedy have to say about political organizations that have the time and resources to mount letter writing campaigns?
5. What are the three pressures Kennedy identifies for any elected official?
6. What metaphor does Kennedy use illustrating the elected official and constituency relationship?
7. If Webster's popularity was an asset, how does Kennedy point out that it was also a liability?
8. What interesting historical distinction did Adams and his father share in regards to their Presidencies?
9. What caused Houston to resign as governor of Tennessee and go live with the Indians?
10. Describe Benton's leaving Tennessee early in his life.
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