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 was the first name of the dam in #117?

2. Lyndon's work on the dam with ________________ solidified a political partnership.

3. What element of Sam Rayburn's personality was well known?

4. Who is the assistant that Lyndon gets appointed to a permanent position in a statewide agency?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Longlea and who presided over the estate?

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

4. How did Lyndon make further career inroads by establishing friendships with people in Washington?

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

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

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

8. Why was handling the mail such an important task for Lyndon while serving as Klerberg's secretary?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Personal identity is an important theme in this book. Who were some of the people who had the strongest personalities? What were their personal codes? How did Lyndon measure up to these people? What was Lyndon's personal code? Or did he not have one? Explain.

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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