Huey Long Test | Final Test - Easy

T. Harry Williams
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a lame duck session in Congress?
(a) The period of December-March for Senators who were not re-elected.
(b) The summer holiday.
(c) A ramp-up to re-election campaigns.
(d) A budgeting period.

2. What issue did Huey campaign for in 1933 that made him unpopular in Louisiana?
(a) Toll bridge repairs.
(b) Louisiana tax reform.
(c) Interstate highway system.
(d) Higher education subsidies.

3. Huey opposed Roosevelt on the ratification of the ________________.
(a) World Court Treaty.
(b) The New Deal.
(c) Minimum Wage Act.
(d) Women's Voting Act.

4. How much of his/her salary did state employees have to pay to fund Huey's newspaper?
(a) 5%.
(b) 10%.
(c) 20%.
(d) 3%.

5. Which of the following was NOT an area that saw great improvement during Huey's tenure as Governor?
(a) Prison reform.
(b) Arts programs.
(c) Roads and bridges.
(d) Educational facilities.

6. Why were national guardsmen brought to New Orleans prior to an election?
(a) The Ku Klux Klan threatened violence.
(b) There was fear of a Choctaw armed coup.
(c) College students were doing sit-ins.
(d) Negroes were marching on the city.

7. How much of their salaries were state board members required to donate to Huey's Senate election campaign?
(a) 10%.
(b) 5%.
(c) 20%.
(d) 25%.

8. What crop was in surplus in the South in 1932?
(a) Peanuts.
(b) Soybeans.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Cotton.

9. As a show of disdain for the rich, Huey had his name removed from ________________________.
(a) The American Revolution Society.
(b) The Louisiana Historical Society.
(c) The Washington Social Register.
(d) The Forbes 100.

10. What nickname did Huey use for reporters?
(a) Polecats.
(b) Pond scum.
(c) Bastards.
(d) Vultures.

11. Who did Huey hire for a position at Louisiana State University (LSU), even though the school already had one?
(a) A football coach.
(b) A basketball coach.
(c) A soccer coach.
(d) A band director.

12. What university was Huey interested in improving?
(a) Tulane University.
(b) Loyola University.
(c) University of New Orleans.
(d) Louisiana State University.

13. What did Huey say publicly about his interest in the U.S. Presidency?
(a) He said he was thinking about it.
(b) He denied any interest.
(c) He was non-committal.
(d) He accepted a bid to run.

14. Which company was Huey convinced was behind the impeachment charges?
(a) Standard Oil.
(b) Texaco Oil.
(c) AT&T.
(d) IBM.

15. Who was the only Louisiana reporter Huey would talk to?
(a) Ed Beasley.
(b) Willie Stark.
(c) Charles Frampton.
(d) Charlie Boulanger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the nickname Huey called his opponent Senator Joseph E. Ransdell?

2. What was the name of the document that contained the signatures of Senators who said they would not vote for impeachment?

3. On what topic did Huey deliver a national radio broadcast on February 23, 1934?

4. On what date was Huey sworn in as Senator in Washington?

5. Who was the gubernatorial candidate Huey and the Old Regulars agreed to support?

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