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The Path to Power Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Caro
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what state did Lyndon come?



2. Which Bunton was Lyndon's most notable ancestor?



3. With whom did Lyndon carry on a daily correspondence?



4. Lyndon's mother and father shared an interest in _____________.



5. How long after the animals in #20 were brought to the Texas Hill Country did the landscape deteriorate?



Short Essay Questions

1. In addition to the People's Party, what other two political groups were eventually absorbed into the Democratic Party?



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



3. How did little Lyndon respond to the downturn in his parents' financial situation?



4. How old was Lyndon when he was named and what forced the issue to determine his name?



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



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



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



8. What unusual habit did the young Lyndon have and how did it involve farm hands and others associated with the family?



9. In the Introduction, what does the author say about Lyndon Johnson's professional relationship with a man who could change his financial future?



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



Essay Topics

From what you can glean from the author's descriptions, create a brief character study of Lyndon's father, Sam. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What created the friction between him and Lyndon? How did he reconcile with him? What emotional damage was done to the relationship?

Explain the role of men in the early 20th century when Johnson and his colleagues were coming of age. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century men do not?

Describe the overall setting and time period for Lyndon's childhood What was America like during this time period? What was the American South like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and issues of Lyndon, his family and friends?

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