Truman Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5 Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What career did Margaret Truman plan to enter?
(a) Computer science
(b) Nursing
(c) Publishing agent
(d) Singer

2. What is one Presidential first that is mentioned in this chapter?
(a) First presidential address to be printed in the newspaper
(b) First president to ride in an automobile
(c) First presidential address to be broadcast on TV
(d) First Jewish president

3. At the end of the war, how many service men and women were coming back to the American work force?
(a) 1 million
(b) None - they all re-enlisted
(c) 12 million
(d) 10 million

4. What pivotal event occurred on December 7, 1941?
(a) Japan bombed the USA Fleet at Pearl Harbor
(b) Margaret Truman was born
(c) President Roosevelt died
(d) Germany surrendered

5. What happened to the President's normal work when he was on the campaign trail?
(a) Bess took care of it
(b) His staff collected all the papers and held them until he arrived home
(c) The vice president handled everything
(d) It continued as before from Truman's desk on the train

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the most common method of travel for settlers in the 1800s to take to Independence?

2. Why does Harry Truman leave his job in Kansas City?

3. What was Barkley's "prop-stop" campaign?

4. Who was the leader of the Progressive Party who was in competition with the Democrats and Republicans in the 1948 election?

5. Where did the Truman family live when in D.C. until Harry became President?

(see the answer key)

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