Truman Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3 Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one voting faction in this election that had never been involved in presidential elections before?
(a) Blacks were allowed to vote.
(b) Family pets, if pedigreed, were allowed to vote
(c) Jews were allowed to vote
(d) Women were allowed to vote

2. Why is Chapter 2 entitled "Model Boy?"
(a) Harry S. Truman's mother was a world famous model
(b) Harry S. Truman liked to build airplane models
(c) Harry S. Truman was a child actor
(d) Harry S. Truman was an excellent student, great friend, faithful son, never in trouble, industrious and kind.

3. On what charge was Tom Pendergast arrested, convicted and jailed?
(a) Tax evasion
(b) Murder and rape
(c) Embezzlement
(d) Polygamy

4. What are the names of Harry's brother and sister?
(a) Franklin and Eleanor
(b) Harrison and Bess
(c) Jim and Eleanor
(d) J. Vivian and Mary Jane

5. Who was the most influential new friend Truman gained during his first term as Senator?
(a) Robert E. Lee's widow
(b) Justice Louis D. Brandeis
(c) Ex-President Abraham LIncoln
(d) Andrew Jackson's son

Short Answer Questions

1. How many months had Truman been President before both Germany and Japan surrendered?

2. What interest did Harry and his father share?

3. Which state turned the tide towards Truman at the convention?

4. Why did Truman vote against the reappointment of District Attorney Milligan?

5. When Harry was nine, his family moved to Independence. He met a girl at Sunday School and fell in love that lasted his whole life. Who was this girl?

(see the answer key)

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