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. Who was an important figure in the building of the dam?
(a) Herman Brown.
(b) Donald Swenson.
(c) Tyler Moore.
(d) James Everman.

2. What was a decent middle class salary in the 1940s?
(a) A few hundred dollars.
(b) $15,000.
(c) A few thousand dollars.
(d) $50,000.

3. What had really helped the people in Lyndon's district by this time?
(a) Expanding oil business.
(b) Minimum Wage Laws.
(c) New ranching techniques.
(d) The New Deal.

4. What was it called when a campaign contributor siphoned money from more than one of his businesses to make a contribution?
(a) Standard practice.
(b) A tax write off.
(c) A finagle.
(d) A boondoggle.

5. What was the pace of the lifestyle on Capitol Hill?
(a) Frantic.
(b) Measured.
(c) Leisurely.
(d) Robust.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position did Sam Rayburn hold in Washington?

2. What demeanor did Lyndon continue to exhibit to those under him?

3. The dam built in the Hill Country of Texas was built to control flooding along what river?

4. Who is the assistant that Lyndon gets appointed to a permanent position in a statewide agency?

5. What was Lyndon's first main task while working for Congressman Klerberg?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What campaign promise was Lyndon forced to uphold?

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

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

5. What was the purpose for the building of the Buchanan Dam?

6. How did Lyndon court important people to help him politically?

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

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

9. Why was Lyndon perceived as being insincere?

10. Who was Charles Marsh and what was Lyndon's professional relationship with him?

(see the answer keys)

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