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. What did Huey denounce in the 1928 gubernatorial race?

2. With whom did Huey have an affair?

3. Why was Huey a long shot at winning the governor's race?

4. What was the only company that ever hired Huey?

5. Huey formulated a __________________ that was not accepted by the independent oil producer's association.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were two campaign promises that Huey made that he was making come true?

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

3. How successful was Huey's law practice?

4. How did Huey's fight against the Cumberland Company's rate increases highlight his ability to fight for common people?

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

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

7. What was the nature of the severance tax on which Huey and Parker disagreed?

8. Describe Huey's sales ability.

9. What was the big case regarding bridges that influenced Huey's career?

10. What personal privileges did Huey take at taxpayer expense?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the cultural climate in America in the 1930s and why the time was right for Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. What were the basic tenets of the New Deal? Why was Huey opposed to some elements of the New Deal? Why did he grudgingly support the New Deal? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Huey Long's personal code. Why did he not fear bucking huge corporations if it meant helping the underdog or the unsupported? Why was Huey willing to risk his life for what he believed in? Why did Willie always surround himself with "yes" men?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting and time period for Huey's childhood What was America like during this time period? What was the American South like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and concerns of Huey, his family, and friends?

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