The Path to Power Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Lyndon's behavioral trait for which he was famous in government?
(a) Being a follower.
(b) Being loyal to a fault.
(c) Being innovative.
(d) Being shifty.

2. By 1940 it had been observed that whoever _____________________ usually wins the election.
(a) spends more money.
(b) has a higher profile.
(c) is the underdog.
(d) has a clean personal record.

3. What government program did Lyndon not embrace fully?
(a) Minimum Wage Laws.
(b) Women's Right to Vote.
(c) Civil Rights.
(d) The New Deal.

4. In what year did Lyndon win his first Congressional seat?
(a) 1963.
(b) 1937.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1929.

5. In what business did the person in #133 work?
(a) Education.
(b) Mining.
(c) Newspaper.
(d) Oil.

6. What did the woman in #136 believe about Lyndon?
(a) He was interested in helping others.
(b) He was full of bull.
(c) He would run for President one day.
(d) He would leave his wife for her.

7. People came to realize that Sam Rayburn was _________________.
(a) a coward.
(b) a liar.
(c) not for sale.
(d) uneducated.

8. What element of Sam Rayburn's personality was well known?
(a) His brooding.
(b) His temper.
(c) His sense of humor.
(d) His compassion.

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

10. At what age did Lyndon's father, Sam, die?
(a) 75.
(b) 90.
(c) 83.
(d) 60.

11. What was the intent of the letters Lyndon wrote during his time on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?
(a) Show appreciation.
(b) Raise funds.
(c) Ask for votes.
(d) Support the President.

12. What was the predominant crop in the Texas Hill Country?
(a) Soybeans.
(b) Cotton.
(c) Wheat.
(d) Corn.

13. Lyndon's Congressional campaign intentionally appealed to __________________.
(a) ranchers.
(b) the poor.
(c) oil companies.
(d) bankers.

14. For how many years had the person in #169 held the Senate seat?
(a) 33 years.
(b) 41 years.
(c) 27 years.
(d) 15 years.

15. Why was Sam Rayburn's support important for Lyndon?
(a) He was the most powerful man in Washington.
(b) He needed the financial backing.
(c) He was Lyndon's mentor.
(d) Sam knew the North Texas region.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom did politicians have to struggle as noted in Chapter 28, "I'll Get It for You"?

2. It was widely understood that Lyndon had no ______________ of his own.

3. How did Lyndon's physical appearance change in the years between 1937 and 1941?

4. How could Sam Rayburn's personality best be described?

5. Who was the U.S. President famous for Fireside Chats?

(see the answer keys)

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