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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Eisenhower hesitate to pull back during the battle mentioned in Chapter 4?
(a) Patton.
(b) Bradley.
(c) Fredentall.
(d) Leclerc.

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

3. Who represented Eisenhower's main challenge at the start of his presidency?
(a) Joe McCarthy.
(b) MacArthur.
(c) Harry Truman.
(d) Richard Nixon.

4. What were Truman's feelings about Eisenhower after his election?
(a) He thought Eisenhower made a mistake in choosing Nixon.
(b) He thought Eisenhower was too soft on Communists.
(c) He was happy for Eisenhower.
(d) He did not think Eisenhower could handle the presidency.

5. What was Eisenhower trying to have both sides of the crisis he faced during his first term think?
(a) That he preferred McCarthy.
(b) That he was on their side.
(c) That he didn't care.
(d) That he wanted them to settle it in the senate.

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

7. What was over at the start of Chapter 8?
(a) The Korean War.
(b) The Panama Crisis.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) World War II.

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

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

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

11. What did Eisenhower do to handle the challenge he faced at the start of his first term?
(a) He ignored it to avoid giving him too much press.
(b) The Marine Corp was mobilized.
(c) He sent a bill to the senate to prevent it from corrupting the political process.
(d) Eisenhower resigned his position.

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

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

14. Who did Eisenhower make a deal with over North Africa?
(a) General De Gaulle.
(b) Admiral Darlan.
(c) Marechal Petain.
(d) Colonel Jousse.

15. What did Eisenhower say he realized in 1948 concerning the Bolsheviks?
(a) They couldn't be trusted.
(b) They were regular people and need to be treated as such.
(c) Stalin was the only obstacle to normalized relationships.
(d) They wanted to "Communize the world."

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eisenhower called by those who wanted him to run for President?

2. What was Eisenhower's main academic interest while in college?

3. What was Eisenhower sure of after the surrender of the German army in 1918?

4. When did Eisenhower decide to run for President?

5. In what town did Eisenhower spend his youth?

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