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 was Eisenhower's last order to his son and grandson?

2. What summit took place in July 1955, according to Chapter 16?

3. Who did the British agree to turn the canal over to after negotiating with Eisenhower?

4. Why did the U.S. military want more money?

5. Where did Eisenhower move after leaving the White House, in Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 18, why did Sputnik evoke fear in the American people?

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

4. What did Eisenhower promise to America in Chapter 13, and why was this significant?

5. What happened between Eisenhower and the French?

6. What happened about the Supreme Court ruling, in Chapter 16?

7. In Chapter 15, what did the Supreme Court pass?

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

9. Who was Khruschev and why was he significant?

10. What did Eisenhower tell Johnson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eisenhower did not clearly endorse Nixon during his first run for president in 1960. Why do you think Eisenhower did not make his views of Nixon clear? Do you think Eisenhower not endorsing Nixon cost Nixon the election? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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