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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. Lyndon's mother and father shared an interest in _____________.
(a) politics.
(b) law.
(c) religion.
(d) art.

2. To what job was Lyndon promoted?
(a) Hospital Administrator.
(b) Vice President of Finance.
(c) Principal.
(d) Civil Engineer.

3. What does the change in the Johnson household do to Lyndon?
(a) It makes him more sympathetic.
(b) It makes him shy and retiring.
(c) It alters his respect for his parents.
(d) It makes him run away from home for good.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How were Sam and Lyndon's marriages characterized?

2. What was Lyndon's demeanor toward those beneath him?

3. What field had Texas not permitted in its medical association until Sam Johnson fought for it?

4. What was part of the Sam Johnson identity?

5. What nickname did Lyndon garner?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the personality characteristics of the Buntons?

2. In the Introduction, what does the author say about Lyndon Johnson's professional relationship with a man who could change his financial future?

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

4. How did the author describe the Texas Hill Country?

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

6. What obstacles did Lyndon's mother, Rebekah, have in living in rural Texas?

7. Sam Johnson was able to stand his ground on a position and one case in particular was to his credit. What was the nature of the case of optometrists in Texas?

8. What happened after the Bunton Johnsons brought cattle to the Texas Hill Country?

9. What was the agenda of the People's Party?

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

(see the answer keys)

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