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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

How did the American public react to the death of Eisenhower? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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