Profiles in Courage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?

2. What action by Texas brought about the end of Houston's career?

3. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?

4. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?

5. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused Houston to resign as governor of Tennessee and go live with the Indians?

2. What does Kennedy identify as a difficult situation after a candidate is voted into the senate?

3. Aside from being Senator from Massachusetts, what was Daniel Webster known for?

4. What personal weakness does Kennedy point out about John Quincey Adams?

5. What courageous belief did Webster demonstrate by speaking out for the 1850 Compromise?

6. Why was Henry Clay taking a chance when he enlisted Webster to help with passing the 1850 Compromise?

7. What does Kennedy point out as interesting about letter John Quincey wrote at ages nine and forty-five?

8. What does Kennedy point out as a moral flaw in Daniel Webster?

9. How did Sen. Benton get his reputation as a fighter?

10. Relate two important firsts for Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper about a great example of political compromise in the history of the world. (You choose the topic.)

Essay Topic 2

Write a brief account of the Nuremberg trials.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay contrasting Daniel Webster's seeing nothing wrong with taking money from special interests and Sam Rayburn's refusal to take even government money for House trips. You can look up Sam Rayburn on Wikipedia.

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