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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. When was the organization in #25 established?
(a) The mid 1800s.
(b) The mid 1900s.
(c) The late 19th century.
(d) The early 20th century.

2. What shone through the ruined landscape of the Texas Hill Country?
(a) Granite.
(b) Diamonds.
(c) Gold.
(d) Limestone.

3. Who was Lyndon's mother?
(a) Lydia.
(b) Rebekah.
(c) Ramona.
(d) Randa.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one of the jobs of the farmhands on the Johnson farm?

2. How many children did Sam Ealy Johnson and Eliza Bunton Johnson have?

3. During the time of his family's upheaval, Lyndon transformed into ___________________.

4. What element was a great moneymaker for Texas in the first part of the 20th century?

5. Which Bunton was Lyndon's most notable ancestor?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were the personality characteristics of the Buntons?

3. What unusual habit did the young Lyndon have and how did it involve farm hands and others associated with the family?

4. Why was Lyndon made principal of the school where he taught?

5. Where did John Wheeler Bunton settle and how did he and his wife struggle to keep their land?

6. What were some of the challenges of the farmers in the Texas Hill Country?

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

8. What was Sam Johnson's position on taxing the sulphur mines?

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

10. What quirky behavior did little Lyndon exhibit during this challenging time for his parents?

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