Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1 Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who were Harry Truman's parents?
(a) Harry Truman Sr and Elizabeth Young
(b) Solomon Young and Mary Jane Truman
(c) Bill Truman and Elizabeth Taylor
(d) John Truman and Martha Ellen Young

2. Why does Harry Truman leave his job in Kansas City?
(a) He was fired
(b) To marry Bess
(c) To help the family with the farm.
(d) To join the Army

3. How were Truman's ancestors related to the bushwhackers?
(a) Through Jim Crow Chiles
(b) There was no connection
(c) Through Uncle Harrison
(d) Bess's marriage to Harry

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

5. For most of the people in Independence in the 1800's, who was their hero?
(a) Abraham Lincoln
(b) George Washington
(c) George Bush
(d) Andrew Jackson

Short Answer Questions

1. Who in Truman's family passes away in November of 1914?

2. What did Harry's mother say to him each time he left the house?

3. Harry Truman's ancestors were predominantly of what heritage?

4. What afflictions did Harry have in childhood?

5. In later years, how does Harry describe his childhood?

(see the answer key)

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