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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. With what project did Lyndon align himself to gain some publicity?
(a) Civil Rights Law.
(b) The dam project.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) Minimum Wage Law.

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

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

4. What demeanor did Lyndon continue to exhibit to those under him?
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Empathetic.
(c) Domineering.
(d) Docile.

5. What was Lyndon's first main task while working for Congressman Klerberg?
(a) Writing news releases.
(b) Making travel arrangements.
(c) Handling the mail.
(d) Scheduling constituent meetings.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1940 it had been observed that whoever _____________________ usually wins the election.

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

3. Lyndon's first year at his post with Congressman Klerberg was which Congress?

4. What was the first name of the dam in #117?

5. The woman in #136 was said to have been a/an ___________ princess.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Even though the New Deal helped people in the Texas Hill Country, they still had problems. Name two examples of the challenges faced by people in this time.

3. Why was Lyndon perceived as being insincere?

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

5. What particular ability did Lyndon have when it came to charming people?

6. Although Lyndon wrote letters in the DCCC trying to show humility, what was the underlying purpose of the missives?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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