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

2. Who was Eisenhower introduced to at the start of Chapter 2?

3. What job did Eisenhower accept after retiring from the Army?

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

5. What happened on November 1, 1952?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Eisenhower do after he retired from the army?

3. In Chapter 12, what struggle started between Eisenhower and Joe McCarthy?

4. What affected the Allied forces in Chapter 7, and how did this impact Eisenhower?

5. Who were Mongtomery and Brooks, and why were they significant?

6. What did Eisenhower recognize about the British in Chapter 5?

7. What was Eisenhower interested in, and how is it significant?

8. What happened at Fort Sam Houston, Texas?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why did the relationship between MacArthur and Eisenhower sour? Do you think it was their personalities that conflicted or their view on war and command? Use the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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