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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eisenhower realize before deciding to run for President?

2. What rumor arose during World War II concerning Eisenhower?

3. What was Eisenhower's first assignment after entering the Army?

4. Who was the leader of the Philippine Commonwealth?

5. What was Eisenhower too lenient with, according to Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Eisenhower's main fear, in Chapter 15?

2. What happened between Eisenhower and Truman, and how was it significant, in Chapter 11?

3. What happened on June 6, 1944?

4. After another heart attack, what did Eisenhower do?

5. What happened to Eisenhower in November 1957, as discussed in Chapter 19?

6. What program did Eisenhower design, in Chapter 19?

7. What did Eisenhower finally tell Montgomery in Chapter 6, and how did Montgomery react?

8. How does Chapter 3 describe Eisenhower's treatment of American troops?

9. In Chapter 23, who called Eisenhower for advice?

10. What did Eisenhower assemble, according to Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think Eisenhower tried to avoid having Nixon on the presidential ticket for his second term? Use the text and outside sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

The arms race between Russia and the U.S started in the years following World War II. Why do you think both sides decided to produce both nuclear and conventional weapons? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Eisenhower agreed to halt the test of nuclear weapons? Was it because of environmental, political or moral reasons? Use the text to support your reasoning.

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