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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the "Wise Men's" father does Isaacson claim worked for E.H. Harriman with Union Pacific Rail Road?
(a) Dean Acheson.
(b) Robert Lovett.
(c) Chip Bohlen.
(d) Averell Harriman.

2. Where did John McCloy attend College according to Isaacson?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Harvard.
(c) Amherst.
(d) Yale.

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

4. Under whom does Isaacson report Kennan studied for his chosen field?
(a) William Castle.
(b) Alexander Kirk.
(c) Angus Crawford.
(d) Joseph Grew.

5. How does Isaacson report that Averell Harriman's support for the successful presidential candidacy of Franklin Roosevelt was rewarded in 1932?
(a) Roosevelt named him the Ambassador to Russia.
(b) Roosevelt named him Secretary of State.
(c) Roosevelt named him the Chief Administrative officer of the National Recovery Administration.
(d) Roosevelt named him the head of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Isaacson claim to have been America's foreign policy following WWI?

2. What does Isaacson claim to be the most elite club at Yale?

3. Which of the "Wise Men" does Isaacson report to be the son of a wealthy railway tycoon?

4. What two post-secondary schools does Isaacson report George Kennan attended?

5. With what investment house did Isaacson claim Averell Harriman merged W.A. Harriman & Co.?

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