The Path to Power Test | Final Test - Medium

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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. The dam built in the Hill Country of Texas was built to control flooding along what river?
(a) The Monongahela River.
(b) The Red Rocks River.
(c) The Colorado River.
(d) The Rio Grande River.

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

3. Lyndon had an incredible ability to charm ___________________.
(a) powerful older men.
(b) little old ladies.
(c) his wife.
(d) little girls.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lyndon was always working to __________________.

2. Who were the members of the "lost generation"?

3. Why did Lyndon feel it necessary to show appreciation to powerful officials?

4. People came to realize that Sam Rayburn was _________________.

5. Who especially hated FDR in Texas?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was the "lost generation" and how did Eleanor Roosevelt champion their cause?

2. For what was Sam Rayburn best know among his colleagues and constituents?

3. What was Longlea and who presided over the estate?

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

5. What problem did Lyndon face when he wanted to assume the Senate seat of the deceased Texas Senarot, Morris Sheppard?

6. What was Lyndon's level of support of the New Deal after he got out of the military?

7. How did Lyndon make further career inroads by establishing friendships with people in Washington?

8. Why was Alice Glass interested in Lyndon?

9. What was the Little Congress and how did Lyndon revive it?

10. What undertaking did Lyndon initiate to show appreciation while serving on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?

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