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. What was General Order Number 11?
(a) Government decree that people in Missour could not vote
(b) Union Army decree that all Missouri farmers commit 50% of their crop to the army
(c) Government decree that all women should wear hats
(d) Union Army decree that all persons in Missouri who could not prove their loyalty to the Union would have to leave Missouri.

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

3. What was Harry Truman's first paid job?
(a) Sweeping, dusting and cleaning at Clinton's Drugstore in Independence
(b) Cleaning and painting houses in his neighborhood
(c) Bicycle courier for a bank in Kansas City
(d) Newspaper route

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

5. What political party did Harry, his father, and most of the adults in Independence belong to?
(a) Democrats
(b) Whigs
(c) Republicans
(d) Green Party

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of automobile does Harry Truman first purchase?

2. What afflictions did Harry have in childhood?

3. How many men and boys were killed in Quantrille's raid on Lawrence, Kansas?

4. What organization with secret rituals did Harry Truman join in 1909?

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

(see the answer key)

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