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History of the United States Senate: Quiz


Question 1: Finally, in 1898, the Senate nearly refused to ratify the treaty that ended the ________.
Philippine–American WarBanana WarsSpanish–American WarBoxer Rebellion

Question 2: ________ (R-MA)
First African-American U.S.
Edward BrookeTed KennedyLyndon B. JohnsonRichard Nixon

Question 3: The four states that voted against it - Virginia, ________, South Carolina, and Georgia - represented almost twice as many people than the proponents.
ConnecticutNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaNew Jersey

Question 4: ________ of Arkansas, the Democratic leader for many years, saw it as his responsibility not to lead the Democrats, but to work the Senate for the president’s benefit, no matter who the president was.
Joseph Taylor RobinsonAlben W. BarkleyBill ClintonLyndon B. Johnson

Question 5: ________ (TN)
First former President elected U.S.
Theodore RooseveltBill BrockAndrew JohnsonAbraham Lincoln

Question 6: Today, the largest state, ________, has a population that is seventy times greater than the population of the smallest state, Wyoming.
Los AngelesSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaCalifornia

Question 7: The United States Senate, named after the ancient ________, was designed as a more deliberative body than the House of Representatives.
Roman KingdomRoman MagistratesAncient RomeRoman Senate

Question 8: Despite his frequent absences, Jefferson did make his mark on the body with the Senate book of ________, one that is still used to this day.
CommitteeQuorumParliamentary procedureChairman

Question 9: Before this time, a Senate leader was usually a committee chairman, or a person of great eloquence, seniority, or wealth, such as ________ and Nelson Aldrich.
Daniel WebsterEdward EverettJohn Quincy AdamsJohn C. Calhoun

Question 10: ________ (D-GA)
First woman U.S.
Rebecca Latimer FeltonJohnny IsaksonThomas E. WatsonJohn Brown Gordon


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