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. Lyndon's interest in the area in #55 was attributed to ______________.

2. What dynamic occurs in the Sam Johnson household?

3. Lyndon's mother was ___________________________ in the Texas Hill Country.

4. Lyndon was adept at _______________.

5. What was Sam Johnson if favor of raising taxes on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the nature of Lyndon's father, Sam's, political leanings?

2. What were some of Lyndon's characteristics when he began interacting in the working world?

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

4. Why was Lyndon made principal of the school where he taught?

5. What is the significance of the title of Chapter 9--The Rich Man's Daughter?

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

7. What were two major impediments to young people getting an education in Texas?

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

9. What obstacles did Lyndon's mother, Rebekah, have in living in rural Texas?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to the author, even before Lyndon was a player on the national and international stages, he was known to be a man of questionable integrity and deceit. Cite some examples in Johnson's life that prove this statement. What is Caro's overall perception of Johnson's character?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Lady Bird Johnson. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What motivated her throughout her life?

Essay Topic 3

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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