Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Questions
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What reasons do the Governor's children give as to why they want their father to pick Mr. Smith as
the new senator?
He is a hero to the boys, knows about Washington and Jefferson, put out a forest
What gift do the Boy Rangers give Mr. Smith at his party?
While Mr. Smith is on the train talking with Senator Paine, how do they say Mr. Smith's father died?
He is shot. Was killed while helping a miner.
What does Mr. Smith say he would like to do on the morning before he goes to the Senate for the
Go to Mt. Vernon- George Washington's home
When the newspaper reporters interview Mr. Smith, what does he tell them he would like to do for
Build a national boy's camp in his home state.
Why is Mr. Smith angry and punching all of the newspaper reporters?
They wrote articles that made him look foolish.
What is Miss Saunders' first name?
Why is Willet Creek important to Mr. Smith? Why is it important to Jim Taylor and Senator Paine?
Smith wants to build his boys camp there. Paine and Taylor have bought all the land around Willet
Creek and are going to sell it back to the government. Paine introduced a bill into the Senate asking
for the government to build a dam on Willet Creek
Why does Susan Paine keep Mr. Smith away from the Senate?
So he won't hear the bill read that
deals with Willet Creek dam
How does Mr. Smith find out about the Willet Creek Dam Project?
Ms. Saunders tells him.
What does Senator Paine accuse Mr. Smith of doing?
He accuses Smith of owning the land around Willet Creek and trying to sell it back to the
government, and stealing money from kids. Essentially they accuse Smith of what they were doing.
After the Senate committee hearing, where does Mr. Smith go? Who finds him? What do they
decide to do?
He goes to the Lincoln Memorial. Saunders finds him. They decide to fight back and
clear his name.
When Mr. Smith returns to the Senate and takes the floor to speak, what does he do to prove that he is
He starts a filibuster.
How do the children help Mr. Smith?
Print a newspaper trying to give Smith's side. They protest against what Taylor is saying about Smith.
In the end, what happens to Senator Paine?
He confesses. Tries to kill himself. (Just hear the gun shot)
What qualities of good citizenship does Mr. Smith demonstrate?
Answers will vary
What did you learn about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law from watching the
Steps of how a bill becomes a law. How to introduce a bill. Filibuster.
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