Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 makes LBJ's job as Majority Leader more difficult in terms of major bills and controversial issues?

2. What does Richard Bevard Russell Jr. become known as after his father's death?

3. What is the result of LBJ's power in the Senate?

4. What does Olds do after his time in politics?

5. What state is Estes Kefauver from?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is LBJ able to expand nine and reduce four committees to his favor?

2. What is the results of Humphrey's speech on civil rights during chapter 19?

3. How does the Seventeenth Amendment effect Senators?

4. Why do some think Olds is a communist?

5. How does LBJ stop some Senators from trying to change Senate Rule 22?

6. Describe the two affairs LBJ has while in the Senate.

7. Why is LBJ such a contrast to the typical Senator?

8. What is the Senate responsible for?

9. What does Russell JR. gain from LBJ?

10. After the Olds trial, what does LBJ say about Olds in a speech given regarding the trial?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss LBJ's destruction of Olds.

Why does LBJ turn against Olds?

What is LBJ's strategy for the trial?

Is the strategy successful?

Does LBJ fear his actions may backfire?

Essay Topic 2

At one point during the Civil Rights Movement, Eisenhower states that LBJ is the only one that can kill the legislation.

Why does LBJ have so much power?

Does he use his power for good in this situation?

Why does LBJ make the decisions he does regarding the Civil Rights legislation?

Essay Topic 3

What is Section 1985 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code? How does this section come into play with the Civil Rights legislation? What Senators are against this section and what do they do to stop it? What Senators are for this legislation and what do they do to keep it alive? Explain why this is so important in this piece of legislation.

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