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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. With what project did Lyndon align himself to gain some publicity?
2. Which business group wanted tax benefits and protection from regulation?
3. How could Sam Rayburn's personality best be described?
4. What was the age range of those in the "lost generation"?
5. People came to realize that Sam Rayburn was _________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Whose death cleared an opening for Lyndon?
2. How did the Buchanan Dam project help Lyndon gain needed publicity?
3. How did Lyndon get elected to Congress with only three percent of the votes?
4. Why was Alice Glass interested in Lyndon?
5. What was meant by a "finagle" related to campaign fundraising?
6. How did Lyndon court important people to help him politically?
7. What particular ability did Lyndon have when it came to charming people?
8. Why was Lyndon perceived as being insincere?
9. What was the purpose for the building of the Buchanan Dam?
10. What was the Little Congress and how did Lyndon revive it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Explain Lyndon Johnson during the time period covered in THE PATH TO POWER. What were his ultimate plans for his life? What was his personality? What behaviors were instilled in him that would make him a success in his later life?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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