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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the hills made of in the area in #10?

2. In the ten years from 1837-1847, the population of the Texas Hill Country grew from 40,000 to _______________.

3. What was Lyndon's demeanor toward those superior to him?

4. What form of disobedience did Lyndon show every day?

5. What was the grassy part of the state in #10 called?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened after the Bunton Johnsons brought cattle to the Texas Hill Country?

2. Why had neither the Spanish nor the Mexicans developed the Texas Hill Country?

3. What were some of the challenges of the farmers in the Texas Hill Country?

4. Sam Johnson was able to stand his ground on a position and one case in particular was to his credit. What was the nature of the case of optometrists in Texas?

5. What were the personality characteristics of the Buntons?

6. What does the author say were the characteristics of ranchers in the Texas Hill Country?

7. How did the author describe the Texas Hill Country?

8. What quirky behavior did little Lyndon exhibit during this challenging time for his parents?

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

10. What noticeable trait of Sam's did little Lyndon pick up during the time of the family's setback?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ambition takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of Lyndon's ambitions? Was he consumed with winning and getting ahead? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

What impact did Lyndon's estranged relationship with his father have on Lyndon's life? What emotional wounds did Lyndon suffer? How did the strained relationship with his father affect Lyndon's relationships with other people? State your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in the rural Texas in the early twentieth century. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have? What belief system about Southern women was evident in Rebekah and later on, Lady Bird? Explain.

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