Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream Test | Final Test - Easy

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Johnson characterize the young people who were protesting the war?
(a) Stupid.
(b) Disrespectful.
(c) Lazy.
(d) As naive.

2. In "The Withdrawal," why did Johnson withdraw to the White House?
(a) To create a plan to win the war.
(b) Criticism over his policies and faltering Great Society programs.
(c) To plot his re-election campaign.
(d) Fear of Robert Kennedy.

3. When did Johnson like to hold press conferences during his first elected term as President?
(a) During weekdays.
(b) Thursdays before the 6 pm news.
(c) On weekends.
(d) Noontime on Tuesdays.

4. Who was Johnson's political hero?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) Ike Eisenhower.
(c) Franklin Roosevelt.
(d) John Kennedy.

5. In "Things Go Wrong," what does the author say Johnson hesitated over for two years before making a recommendation to Congress?
(a) Request for funds to rennovate the White House.
(b) Tax decrease.
(c) Request to televise debates.
(d) Tax increase.

6. How many people were killed in the Watts riots in Los Angeles?
(a) Six hundred.
(b) Two hundred twenty-five.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Ten.

7. What job did Robert McNamara take in 1967?
(a) Directorship of the World Bank.
(b) Curator of Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(c) Senator.
(d) Supreme Court Justice.

8. In June 1965, what was Johnson insisting upon about America's involvement in Vietnam?
(a) The U.S. had never done bomb strikes in Vietnam.
(b) He was not a supporter of the war.
(c) The U.S. was fully in the war and needed public support.
(d) The U.S. was not at war.

9. What did Johnson discourage between his staffers in his first elected term as President?
(a) Communication.
(b) Solitary offices.
(c) Distrust.
(d) Working late.

10. What did Johnson believe he would gain if he took a "middle course" in Vietnam and in the work on Great Society initiatives in "Under Siege in the White House"?
(a) The protesters would find another issue to protest.
(b) A place in history among the greatest leaders.
(c) Americans would be distraught.
(d) He would be impeached.

11. What Vietnamese people did Johnson want to help in the Vietnam War?
(a) Viet Cong.
(b) North Vietnamese.
(c) South Vietnamese.
(d) Communists of Hanoi.

12. What issue was the march that King organized originally focused on?
(a) Minority voter rights and registration.
(b) Food aid.
(c) Economic relief.
(d) Raising funding for churches.

13. What was the public's reaction to Robert Kennedy during his 1968 campaign for President that Johnson did not like?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Enthusiastic.
(c) Angry.
(d) Lukewarm

14. What did the North Vietnamese do during the Tet offensive?
(a) Submitted to the South Vietnamese.
(b) Agreed to a cease fire.
(c) Guarded their positions in the north.
(d) Attacked cities in the South thought to be safe from war.

15. What did Johnson ask of Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois in "The Transition Year"?
(a) His support on civil rights legislation.
(b) To ask other senators about their interests.
(c) To come to the White House for dinner and conversation.
(d) To help him with his speech to Congress.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Johnson appoint to the Supreme Court that he thought mothers would name their newborn sons after?

2. How many American soldiers were killed when the Vietcong guerrillas raided a U.S. advisers' barracks in Pleiku on February 6, 1965?

3. What role did Robert Kennedy fill under the Johnson Administration?

4. What legislation passed on August 20, 1964?

5. What kind of popular majority did Johnson win in 1964?

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