Eisenhower: Soldier and President Test | Final 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 simple things did Eisenhower need to relearn?

2. Whose grave did Eisenhower have moved to the plot that he and his wife picked?

3. What did Eisenhower think was more important than what the military was asking for?

4. What agency did Eisenhower decide to create?

5. What did Eisenhower discover quickly after the start of the summit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What occurred in July 1955, in Chapter 16?

2. How did Eisenhower react to the bill passed by the Supreme Court?

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

4. What was Eisenhower doing with the U-2 planes in Chapter 21, and why was it significant?

5. What did Eisenhower do from his hospital room after another heart attack?

6. In Chapter 14, what did Eisenhower refuse to allow?

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

8. What was significant about Berlin, in Chapter 20?

9. What happened between Eisenhower, the British, and the French, according to Chapter 17?

10. What happened in September 1955 and what did Eisenhower reconsider?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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