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

2. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?
(a) Coal mining concessions.
(b) Low cost electricity.
(c) Better roads and highways.
(d) Tax relief for the poor.

3. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?
(a) Withdraw occupation troops and restore Home Rule in key states.
(b) Give Tilden a much sought after ambassadorship.
(c) Apologize to the South for certain military actions during the war.
(d) Appoint Southerners to key positions in his cabinet.

4. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?
(a) 299.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 157.
(d) 4,000.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who called Taft's speech against the Nazi war crimes trials a classic example of his muddled and confused thinking?

2. Who said that he would rather be in his grave than in the presidency?

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

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

5. What memorable line did the Toledo BLADE print about Taft after he decried the Nuremberg trials?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Armed Ship Bill and why did Norris oppose it?

2. What was the reaction of the Democrats to Taft's public statements?

3. What was Sen. Robert A. Taft's unrealized political ambition throughout his career?

4. What was the result of Lamar's appointment to oversee the recount in the Hayes-Tilden presidential vote?

5. Why did Taft speak out against the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war leaders?

6. What difference does Kennedy see between breaking with a political party and breaking with a section?

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

8. How did Norris manage to stop the vote on the Armed Ship Bill?

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

10. What was Norris' working knowledge of both poverty and war?

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