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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. Who was Eisenhower assigned to after finishing his schooling in 1926?

2. What nickname was given to Eisenhower's cabinet, according to Chapter 11?

3. How was Eisenhower's decision to allow the Bolsheviks to capture the city judged?

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

5. What was Eisenhower trying to have both sides of the crisis he faced during his first term think?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened for Eisenhower after the war, according to Chapter 8?

2. What happened on June 6, 1944?

3. How was Eisenhower's relationship with Mary (Mamie) after the war?

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

5. In Chapter 3, what role did Eisenhower take on and how did this change his life?

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

7. Who were Dwight Eisenhower's parents?

8. What happened at Fort Sam Houston, Texas?

9. Who did Eisenhower meet in Chapter 2, and what role did he play in Eisenhower's life?

10. What opportunity did Truman present to Eisenhower, in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why was Eisenhower's first cabinet called "eight millionaires and one plumber"? In an essay, discuss who made up his cabinet and what influence they had on American politics. Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

The Suez Canal was considered the last attempt of France and England to assert their power over the U.S and Russia. Why do you think Eisenhower chose to support Egypt when most of the money Egypt spent on modernization was from Russia? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

The civil rights movement and Eisenhower's incapacity to clearly take sides will always remain a dark spot on his legacy. Why do you think Eisenhower took so long to take side on the civil rights movement? Discuss the effects that this ambiguity had on the American people, citing the book to support your discussion.

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