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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Eisenhower trying to do during the first year of his first term?
(a) Stop the Korean war.
(b) Put his friends in key positions.
(c) Allocate more money to the military.
(d) Balance the budget.

2. What did Eisenhower do between the time he retired from the army and the time he accepted his next job?
(a) Toured the U.S. doing speeches.
(b) Wrote his memoirs.
(c) Tried to start a farm.
(d) Traveled with his wife.

3. What was Eisenhower's main non-academic interest while in college?
(a) Dance.
(b) Theater.
(c) Writing.
(d) Sports.

4. When was Eisenhower supposed to leave for France in 1918?
(a) May 12.
(b) October 6.
(c) January 26.
(d) November 18.

5. What was Eisenhower's main academic interest while in college?
(a) Science.
(b) Chemistry.
(c) English.
(d) History.

6. What action would have allowed Eisenhower to win the battle mentioned in Chapter 4?
(a) Using more air cover.
(b) Attacking on the left flank.
(c) Taking more risks.
(d) Waiting for reinforcements.

7. Why was Eisenhower troubled by the Communist hunt at the start of his first term?
(a) He wanted to be the one fighting the Communists.
(b) The hunt was spearheaded by a Democrat.
(c) He did not think Communists infiltrated the country.
(d) He did not agree with the methods.

8. How did Eisenhower compare the bureaucracy at his new job to that of the military bureaucracy during the war?
(a) The bureaucracy during the war was more bloated.
(b) The bureaucracy during the war was easier to understand.
(c) The bureaucracy during the war was slower.
(d) The bureaucracy during the war was faster.

9. What was at an all time high, according to Chapter 8?
(a) His good relationship with De Gaulle.
(b) The influence of Stalin.
(c) The Soviet infiltration of America.
(d) Eisenhower's popularity.

10. What was Eisenhower asked to do, according to Chapter 8?
(a) Retire.
(b) To be head of the joint chiefs.
(c) Speaking engagements.
(d) To accept an embassadorial posting.

11. How was Eisenhower's decision to allow the Bolsheviks to capture the city judged?
(a) It was ignored.
(b) It was accepted.
(c) It was widely criticized.
(d) It was praised.

12. Who was Eisenhower assigned to after finishing his schooling in 1926?
(a) Dwight D. Morrow
(b) Douglas MacArthur.
(c) President Coolidge personnal staff.
(d) Chester William Nimitz.

13. What school did Eisenhower join in 1925?
(a) Command and General Staff School.
(b) West Point.
(c) The War College.
(d) The War Preparation School of the Army.

14. What did Eisenhower think needed to happen for the invasion of France to be successful?
(a) Everything needed to go perfectly according to plan.
(b) The junior officers needed to step up.
(c) The new bombers needed to destroy the SS divisions near Caen.
(d) The Germans needed to be surprised.

15. What did Eisenhower decide would need to happen for him to run for President?
(a) Truman would have to renounce to seek reelection.
(b) The Russians would have to attack another country unprovoked.
(c) To become clear it was his duty to run.
(d) Richard Nixon would have to be his running mate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose troop does Chapter 5 say did not advance as far as expected?

2. What was the code name for the invasion of France?

3. Who did Eisenhower pick to be his running mate for the 1952 election, in Chapter 10?

4. What did Eisenhower insist was important to maintain, at the end of Chapter 9?

5. Who worked to have Eisenhower's son, John, come back for his father's inauguration?

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