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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Eisenhower was suspicious of the military's demand for increasing it's spending budget. Why do you think Eisenhower refused to give the military financing to grow? Do you think Eisenhower's decision to not give the military as much money as they asked for put the U.S. at risk during his presidency? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Eisenhower wanted Johnson to end the Vietnam War quickly. Do you think the military background of Eisenhower allowed him to see the situation better than Johnson? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Eisenhower was credited for having played both sides against the middle in the fight between Patton and Montgomery. Knowing Eisenhower's past and future tendency to not take sides, do you think Eisenhower pitted them against each other or was simply not capable of making a decision? Use the text to support your arguments.

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