The Path to Power Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one notable thing about the person in #13?
(a) He was an Indian fighter.
(b) He was a great scientist.
(c) He was President of the U.S.
(d) He was a famous artist.

2. How were Sam and Lyndon's marriages characterized?
(a) They divorced after early marriages.
(b) They learned to adapt to marriage the best they could.
(c) They were reasonably happy but did not marry their first choice.
(d) They got everything they wanted in marriage and in their lives.

3. According to Chapter 6, who is "The Best Man I Ever Knew?"
(a) Lyndon Johnson.
(b) Sam Bunton.
(c) Sam Johnson.
(d) Andrew Baines.

4. With whom did Lyndon carry on a daily correspondence?
(a) His mother.
(b) His brother.
(c) His father.
(d) His best friend.

5. What was the grassy part of the state in #10 called?
(a) The Grasslands.
(b) Hill Country.
(c) The Great Plains.
(d) The Prairie.

6. Of what was the author ignorant when embarking on writing this book?
(a) Lyndon's political deals.
(b) Lyndon's unpleasant traits.
(c) Lyndon's academic excellence.
(d) Lyndon's family tree.

7. What were the hills made of in the area in #10?
(a) Limestone.
(b) Loam.
(c) Granite.
(d) Clay.

8. According to the author, ambition and big ideas can lead to ________________.
(a) success.
(b) fame.
(c) ruin.
(d) greed.

9. What was Sam Johnson if favor of raising taxes on?
(a) Sulphur mines.
(b) Coal mines.
(c) Copper mines.
(d) Diamond mines.

10. What quality of his father's did Lyndon imitate?
(a) Public speaking skills.
(b) Leadership skills.
(c) Joke-telling skills.
(d) Money management skills.

11. Why had neither the Spanish nor the Mexicans tried to tame the Texas Hill Country?
(a) It was very resistant.
(b) It was too hilly.
(c) It was desert.
(d) It was too beautiful to tame.

12. Who was one of Sam and Eliza's children?
(a) Lyndon Johnson's father.
(b) Lyndon Johnson's mother.
(c) Lyndon Johnson.
(d) Tex Johnson.

13. In the ten years from 1837-1847, the population of the Texas Hill Country grew from 40,000 to _______________.
(a) 140,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 200,000.
(d) 100,000.

14. Lyndon's interest in the area in #55 was attributed to ______________.
(a) his interest in animals.
(b) his superior intelligence.
(c) his Bunton ancestors.
(d) growing up as an only child.

15. What organization did the Buntons establish?
(a) The John Birch Society.
(b) Philosophical Society of Texas.
(c) The Ku Klux Klan.
(d) The American Red Cross.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was rare about Lyndon's mother living in the 19th century?

2. What form of disobedience did Lyndon show every day?

3. At what type of job did Lyndon earn a good living?

4. What color eyes did the Buntons have?

5. What was the name of the political group that emerged in the Texas Hill Country?

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