Civics-Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Questions-Charles


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When Senator Foley dies, how is his Senate seat replaced?
the Governor chooses a new Senator
Why is the Governor and his group of supporters worried about who will take Senator Foley's place?
because Jim Taylor has a plot and doesn't want Jeff Smith, an honest person, to ruin it
Who becomes the new Senator and what group of people recommend him?
Jeff Smith-the Governor's children
Why are the people of the state so happy that Jefferson Smith has become Senator?
because he is a hero-Boy Ranger leader,and recites Washington and Lincoln
What does Mr. Smith do when he first arrives in Washington, D.C.?
tours all around D.C.
What nicknames does Saunders give Smith?
Daniel Boone, Don Quixote
Why can't Mr. Smith respond to the allegations on the Senate floor about his sincerity as a Senator?
because he hasn't been sworn in yet
How does he react to the newspaper articles?
he is angry and punches reporters
What bill does Mr. Smith want to introduce and pass?
he wants to create a national boys' camp on Willek Creek
Why are there only 96 Senators?
Hawaii and Alaska were not yet states
Why doesn't Saunders think that Mr. Smith's bill will be easy to pass?
because he is a very new Senator and Taylor and his group will try to shoot him down
Why is the location of Mr. Smith's camp so important?
because the Boy Rangers always camp there and it would be a perfect nature-ful spot
What does Saunders call Senator Payne's daughter, Susan?
Susan Payne in the neck
Why does Susan Payne take Mr. Smith out for the afternoon?
They didn't want Smith to hear Payne's proposal on Willek Creek behind his back
What does Saunders do to "enlighten" or tell Mr. Smith about his bill?
she tells him the truth about the deficiency bill
How has Senator Payne managed to stay in office for 30 years?
Taylor tells him what to do and uses the newspapers to keep him in
How does Senator Payne prevent Mr. Smith from speaking against the deficiency bill?
bribes him with any job he wants in the state, if he speaks against it then Taylor will break him in 2
What does the Payne "group" do to make Mr. Smith look bad?
makes up that he is only making the boy's camp for his own profit and is stealing money from boys, the governor testifies
What does Mr. Smith do on the floor of the Senate to be heard?
How does the President (Pro Tem) of the Senate react?
in favor of Smith
How does Taylor try to keep the news away from the state?
controls the newspapers
How does Saunders get the correct information to the state?
gets the Boy Rangers to print papers with the truth
What does Taylor's group do to the members of the boys' club?
destroys every newspaper they made and hurts the boys
very powerful and corrupt business man
Jim Taylor
senior Senator from the state
Senator Joe Payne
Senator Payne's daughter
Susan Payne
Mr. Smith's aside
Clarissa Saunders
Why does Mr. Smith want to visit Mt. Vernon before his first day as a Senator?
it'll be good to visit Washington's home before stepping into the Senate
How does the press change Mr. Smith's words from his first press conference?
they put his pictures in wrong context