The Path to Power Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 position did Lyndon accept in 1940?

2. What was the name of Charles Marsh's country estate?

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

4. The woman in #136 was said to have been a/an ___________ princess.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Whose death cleared an opening for Lyndon?

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

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

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

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

7. What campaign promise was Lyndon forced to uphold?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lyndon Johnson was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Lyndon's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

THE PATH TO POWER is a classic biography. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Rebekah 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?

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