Huey Long Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

T. Harry Williams
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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. To what university did Huey win a scholarship?

2. What was Huey often accused of being?

3. In what type of case did Huey win the biggest fee of his legal career?

4. What was the name of the group that presented a resolution to impeach Huey Long?

5. Against what company did Huey fight a rate increase in February of 1921?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Huey's political aspirations?

2. Describe Huey's campaign strategies during his run for governor in 1923.

3. What were some of the challenges that faced Huey as he began his gubernatorial race in 1927?

4. Who was John M. Parker and what was his political nemesis?

5. Describe Huey's sales ability.

6. Why was the Ku Klux Klan a problem issue in Huey's gubernatorial run in 1923?

7. How successful was Huey's law practice?

8. Why didn't Huey's family live in the governor's mansion?

9. How did Huey slide into the national political scene by attending the Democratic National Convention?

10. What were the circumstances behind of the first attempt to impeach Huey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Huey Long was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Huey's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Thomas Paine wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls." Despite being written during the time of the Revolutionary War, the statement still held true for those enduring the Great Depression. Explain how the times tried the souls of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Huey Long, and others in government. How did the times try the souls of American citizens in general? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration of the theme of struggle. Identify and describe at least two struggles in the book and cite passages from the book that illustrate each struggle.

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