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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 woman in #136 was said to have been a/an ___________ princess.
(a) English.
(b) German.
(c) French.
(d) Viking.

2. What element of Sam Rayburn's personality was well known?
(a) His sense of humor.
(b) His brooding.
(c) His temper.
(d) His compassion.

3. What was the tone of the letters Lyndon wrote during his time on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?
(a) Overbearing.
(b) Apologetic.
(c) Forceful.
(d) Humility.

4. Who did the woman in #136 invite to Longlea as house guests to prove a point?
(a) CCC workers.
(b) Refugee European Jews.
(c) Ranchers.
(d) Migrant workers.

5. How did Lyndon show his appreciation to powerful officials during his work with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?
(a) Hosted cocktail parties.
(b) Wrote letters.
(c) Hosted weekend trips.
(d) Sent telegrams.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the woman in #136 believe about Lyndon?

2. Whose needs did Lyndon always serve first?

3. Lyndon had an incredible ability to charm ___________________.

4. It was widely understood that Lyndon had no ______________ of his own.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Lyndon's position on FDR's New Deal?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How did Lyndon leverage his position as Congressman Klerberg's secretary?

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

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