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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 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) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.
(d) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.

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

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

4. 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) A landslide vote of the Kansas people.
(c) The resignation of Senator Lane who was a reconstructionist.
(d) The suicide of his predecessor, Senator Jim Lane.

5. Taft's words on freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, and the right to think for oneself are his definition of what?
(a) Conservatism.
(b) Liberalism.
(c) Unitarianism.
(d) Socialism.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?

4. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?

5. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was wrong with the situation under the lead of Czar Cannon in the House?

2. Why is Ross called the man who saved a president?

3. What was an outstanding act of courage performed by Sen. John Tyler of Virginia?

4. How did the Senate Republicans feel about Ross when he first came to Congress?

5. How was Lamar able to win back the support of the people of Mississippi?

6. What was the downfall of Sen. Oscar W. Underwood of Alabama?

7. Why was it courageous of Norris to support Al Smith for President?

8. Why was the Jay Treaty of 1795 so unpopular in the new country of the United States?

9. After the Senate, what political office did Lamar hold?

10. What immediate reaction came from Gov. Dewey of New York after Taft opposed the Nazi war crimes trials?

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