The Path to Power Test | Final Test - Medium

Robert Caro
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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. How many aides did Lyndon have while working for Congressman Klerberg?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

2. With what statewide agency was the person in #145 associated?
(a) American Red Cross.
(b) Social Security Administration.
(c) Civilian Conservation Corps.
(d) National Youth Administration.

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

4. How could Sam Rayburn's personality best be described?
(a) Very strong.
(b) Shy.
(c) Retiring.
(d) Sullen.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the predominant crop in the Texas Hill Country?

2. What utility is the topic in Chapter 27, "The Sad Irons"?

3. Lyndon made progress by befriending people with offices in the White House and _________________.

4. What did FDR refuse to do with the items that Lyndon sent?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Lyndon perceived as being insincere?

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

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

4. Why was Alice Glass interested in Lyndon?

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

6. How was Lyndon able to leverage his influence in the NYA?

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

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

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

10. How did Lyndon get elected to Congress with only three percent of the votes?

(see the answer keys)

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