The Path to Power Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did FDR refuse to do with the items that Lyndon sent?
(a) Sign them.
(b) Display them.
(c) Archive them.
(d) Read them.

2. What environmental issue did Lyndon focus on in his Congressional run?
(a) Flood walls.
(b) The ozone layer.
(c) Marine life.
(d) The forks of creeks.

3. What was John Nance Garner's nickname?
(a) Cactus Jack.
(b) Texas Two-Timer.
(c) Speedy Gonzalez.
(d) Pecos Pete.

4. To Lyndon, knowing important people meant those having money or _______________ or both.
(a) property.
(b) big houses.
(c) good ancestors.
(d) political clout.

5. Which company was the principal source of funds for Lyndon's run for Congress in 1941 and violated IRS contribution rules?
(a) General Electric.
(b) IBM.
(c) Brown & Root.
(d) Cisco.

6. With what statewide agency was the person in #145 associated?
(a) American Red Cross.
(b) Civilian Conservation Corps.
(c) Social Security Administration.
(d) National Youth Administration.

7. What was Lyndon's first main task while working for Congressman Klerberg?
(a) Making travel arrangements.
(b) Handling the mail.
(c) Writing news releases.
(d) Scheduling constituent meetings.

8. What was the tone of the letters Lyndon wrote during his time on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?
(a) Humility.
(b) Apologetic.
(c) Forceful.
(d) Overbearing.

9. How could Sam Rayburn's personality best be described?
(a) Sullen.
(b) Very strong.
(c) Shy.
(d) Retiring.

10. Why did Lyndon feel it necessary to show appreciation to powerful officials?
(a) To validate positions.
(b) To show off.
(c) To secure relationships.
(d) To show humility.

11. Whose death left an open Congressional seat desired by Lyndon?
(a) James Buchanan.
(b) Alfred Morton.
(c) William Buckley.
(d) Edward Stanton.

12. How did Lyndon show his appreciation to powerful officials during his work with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?
(a) Sent telegrams.
(b) Hosted weekend trips.
(c) Wrote letters.
(d) Hosted cocktail parties.

13. What demeanor did Lyndon continue to exhibit to those under him?
(a) Domineering.
(b) Empathetic.
(c) Docile.
(d) Sympathetic.

14. What organization within the government did Lyndon revitalize?
(a) Little Congress.
(b) The House of Representatives.
(c) Social Security Administration.
(d) The New Deal.

15. Who was the other important figure in the building of the dam?
(a) Terence Moore.
(b) William Seward.
(c) Alvin Wirtz.
(d) Edward Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose support did Lyndon garner with his association with this project?

2. What was the age range of those in the "lost generation"?

3. What element of Sam Rayburn's personality was well known?

4. What was the name of Charles Marsh's country estate?

5. What position did Sam Rayburn hold in Washington?

(see the answer keys)

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