The Path to Power Test | Final 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 demeanor did Lyndon continue to exhibit to those under him?

2. By 1940 it had been observed that whoever _____________________ usually wins the election.

3. How did Lyndon come to be known?

4. How did Lyndon get to meet FDR?

5. What challenge did Lyndon have when trying to attain the Congressional seat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was the "lost generation" and how did Eleanor Roosevelt champion their cause?

2. What undertaking did Lyndon initiate to show appreciation while serving on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee?

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

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

5. Who were Cactus Jack and Sam Rayburn and why could Lyndon make them bristle?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Thomas Paine wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls." Despite being written during the times of the Revolutionary War, the statement still held true for those enduring the Great Depression. Explain how the times tried the souls of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and others in the government. How did the times try the souls of American citizens? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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