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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was prohibitive to many about getting an education?
(a) The language.
(b) The cost.
(c) The hours.
(d) The distance.

4. What was Lyndon's demeanor toward those superior to him?
(a) Irascible.
(b) Disloyal.
(c) Arrogant.
(d) Obsequious.

5. What was the name of the political group in the South which did not follow the white-supremacist political route?
(a) The Independents.
(b) The Republicans.
(c) The Populists.
(d) The Libertarians.

6. What characteristic of Lyndon's was the author ignorant of before writing this book?
(a) Humor.
(b) Ruthlessness.
(c) Generosity.
(d) Diplomacy.

7. What was Lyndon's father's profession?
(a) Preacher.
(b) Rancher.
(c) Salesman.
(d) Teacher.

8. What was Lyndon's most powerful characteristic at the job in #87?
(a) He has great scientific instincts.
(b) He cared about people.
(c) He was an engineering genius.
(d) He had artistic sensibilities.

9. What color eyes did the Buntons have?
(a) Blue.
(b) Hazel.
(c) Green.
(d) Dark brown.

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

11. What was the name of the political group that emerged in the Texas Hill Country?
(a) The People's Party.
(b) The Alamo Society.
(c) The Socialist Texas Society.
(d) The Texas Republicans.

12. What was one of Sam Johnson's greatest assets?
(a) He was a visionary.
(b) He had a great sense of humor.
(c) He was very generous.
(d) He could stand alone.

13. Who was offering Lyndon the opportunity for a secure financial future?
(a) An older man.
(b) An employer.
(c) His mother.
(d) A professor.

14. What wrecked the terrain of the Texas Hill Country?
(a) Droughts.
(b) Blizzards.
(c) Grazing animals.
(d) Locusts.

15. What form of disobedience did Lyndon show every day?
(a) He would set fires in the town.
(b) He would play hookey.
(c) He would cast off his shoes.
(d) He would steal other kids' lunches.

Short Answer Questions

1. What lessons did Lyndon's mother teach to other people?

2. What quality of his father's did Lyndon imitate?

3. Lyndon's interest in the area in #55 was attributed to ______________.

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

5. Who was a lobbyist for the mine owners?

(see the answer keys)

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