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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was part of the Sam Johnson identity?
(a) He would never back down from a fight.
(b) He stood up for common people.
(c) He was very shy and retiring.
(d) He had a fierce temper.

2. To which political party did Lyndon's father belong?
(a) The Republican Party.
(b) The People's Party.
(c) The Democratic Party.
(d) The Independent Party.

3. What did Lyndon's mother shy away from?
(a) Alcohol.
(b) Loud boys.
(c) The sun.
(d) Dances.

4. Into what organization was the organization in #25 eventually absorbed?
(a) The Republican Party.
(b) The Independent Party.
(c) The Democratic Party.
(d) The Socialist Party.

5. Where is Sam Johnson working in Chapter 6?
(a) An oil company.
(b) The Texas legislature.
(c) A local bank.
(d) The railroad.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the organization in #25 established?

2. Sam and Lyndon had both wanted to marry which girl in town?

3. What did Rebekah refuse to do one day until Lyndon was named?

4. To what job was Lyndon promoted?

5. What was the name of the political group in the South which did not follow the white-supremacist political route?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was John Wheeler Bunton and for what was he famous?

2. What are the physical characteristics of the Bunton side of Lyndon's ancestry?

3. Why was handling the mail such an important task for Lyndon while serving as Klerberg's secretary?

4. What was one of Sam Johnson's characteristics while working in the Texas legislature?

5. What was the nature of Lyndon's father, Sam's, political leanings?

6. What campaign promise was Lyndon forced to uphold?

7. What was Lyndon's position on FDR's New Deal?

8. Who were Cactus Jack and Sam Rayburn and why could Lyndon make them bristle?

9. What was meant by a "finagle" related to campaign fundraising?

10. How did FDR help to save Lyndon's political career regarding some inappropriate campaign funds issues?

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