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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Eisenhower trust too much, according to Chapter 7?
(a) De Gaulle.
(b) The Germans.
(c) The Russians.
(d) Montgomery.

2. What did Eisenhower insist was important to maintain, at the end of Chapter 9?
(a) A good relationship with the French.
(b) A fleet of 12 aircraft carriers.
(c) Peace with the Soviet Union.
(d) A strong military presence in Germany.

3. What was Eisenhower's running mate accused of?
(a) Taking campaign contributions.
(b) Being a war profiteer.
(c) Having an affair.
(d) Being a Communist spy.

4. What postponed the invasion of France for several days?
(a) Mechanical problems with the fleet.
(b) Weather.
(c) Sabotage of the radar network of England.
(d) Delays in receiving vital information.

5. During what battle did Eisenhower's hesitation almost cost him victory in Chapter 4?
(a) The Bulge.
(b) El Kebir.
(c) Kesserine.
(d) Caen.

6. Who worked to have Eisenhower's son, John, come back for his father's inauguration?
(a) President Truman.
(b) Nixon.
(c) Eisenhower himself.
(d) The Chief of Staff of President Truman.

7. What did Eisenhower do for the first time, at the start of Chapter 4?
(a) Went to France.
(b) Visited London.
(c) Led troops into battle.
(d) Met F.D. Roosevelt.

8. What cost the allies dearly, according to the start of Chapter 7?
(a) The German counter offensive in the Ardennes.
(b) Eisenhower's incompetance.
(c) Patton's insubordination.
(d) Eisenhower's tolerance of Montgomery's insubordination.

9. When did World War I end?
(a) July 8th, 1918.
(b) November 11, 1918.
(c) May 24, 1918.
(d) October 24, 1918.

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

11. Who did Chapter 5 say wanted to claim victory in France as his own alone?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) Bradley.
(c) De Gaulle.
(d) Patton.

12. What did Truman think of Eisenhower's political loyalties before the election?
(a) He was a Democrat.
(b) He was a libertarian.
(c) He was unaffiliated.
(d) He was a Republican.

13. What battle did Montgomery's bickering jeopardize, according to Eisenhower in Chapter 6?
(a) Battle of Caen.
(b) The invasion of North Africa.
(c) The invasion of Italy
(d) The Battle of the Bulge.

14. Who did Eisenhower talk about the importance of NATO with?
(a) Taft.
(b) Nixon.
(c) Truman.
(d) Johnson.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Eisenhower try to maintain friendly relations with?

2. What was Eisenhower trying to do during the first year of his first term?

3. When did the invasion of France finally occur?

4. In what town did Eisenhower spend his youth?

5. What did Truman want to propose to Eisenhower before discovering his political loyalties?

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