The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... Multiple Choice Test Questions

Walter Isaacson
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1. Who does Isaacson report to be the U.S. ambassador to Russia immediately after WWII?
(a) Averell Harriman.
(b) Robert Lovett.
(c) George Kennan.
(d) John McCloy.

2. According to Isaacson, who was the President of the United States who thought Russia could be an ally after WWII?
(a) Dwight Eisenhower.
(b) Adalai Stevenson.
(c) Franklin Roosevelt.
(d) Harry Truman.

3. What Assistant Secretary of War does Isaacson cite as fearing American isolationism after WWII?
(a) Dean Acheson.
(b) Robert Lovett.
(c) John McCloy.
(d) Averell Harriman.

4. Which president does Isaacson report Dean Acheson served as Assistant Secretary of State?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Franklin Roosevelt.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) Harry Truman.

5. What does Isaacson claim the six men profiled in The Wise Men represent?
(a) Ivy League colleges.
(b) New Democrats.
(c) The American Establishment.
(d) Moderate Republicans.

6. What does Isaacson claim to be the goal of the "Wise Men"?
(a) To limit the spread of Soviet Communism.
(b) To scale government back to the limits of the Constitution.
(c) To expand the authority of the Federal Reserve Bank over the monetary policy.
(d) To rebuild Europe after WWII.

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