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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Lamar's involvement in the controversial Hayes-Tilden presidential election?
(a) He refused to fight the election results.
(b) He supported an election commission that eventually gave Hayes the Presidency.
(c) He made stump speeches for Hayes.
(d) He voted against the Democrats and supported Hayes.

2. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?
(a) He thought it should really be a declaration of war.
(b) Norris believed it was a ploy to get the US into WWI without going through congress.
(c) He wanted to gain fame as the man who defied President Wilson.
(d) He thought the bill would prevent the US from declaring war on Germany.

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

4. 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) Our country would be better off with an Indian tribe style government of blood and prejudice.
(c) It is all right, twelve years of hard work, and a clean record; I am content.
(d) I can see now that I should have kept my mouth shut and my mind open.

5. What disease cut short Lamar's military career?
(a) Apoplexy.
(b) Dyptheria.
(c) Polio.
(d) Laryngitis.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Lamar view the free silver movement of 1877?

2. What famous speech did Lamar give in Congress?

3. Did Norris always oppose President Wilson's measures?

4. What was Ross' military experience?

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

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