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Mini-Quiz: How Lyndon Johnson Vetted Hubert Humphrey (1960s)

by Ron Kurtus (revised 5 February 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why was Johnson so thorough in checking out Humphrey?

Johnson was a consummate politician who knew what was required to win

Johnson loved to find out facts about people that he could use against them

Johnson was suspicious that Humphrey may know too much

2. What is wrong if a candidate used to have a drinking problem?

There is always the change he might show up for work drunk

The competition could use that fact to raise doubts about the person

It shows that he can't hold his liquor and is not suitable for politics

3. What is a view on why President Johnson did a poor job later?

A landslide victory clouded his common sense

Humphrey undermined him for asking the embarrassing questions

He asked too many people embarrassing questions

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Biography of Lyndon B. Johnson - from White House website

LBJ Library and Museum

Hubert H. Humphrey Biography - from U.S. Congress website

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