Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Harry Truman when he arrived in Washington D.C. to assume his duties as a Senator?
(a) 60
(b) 45
(c) 50
(d) 23

2. In the extended family of the Truman household, who disciplined Margaret?
(a) Truman's mother
(b) Bess's Mother
(c) Bess
(d) Harry

3. What was the attitude of the townspeople of Independence towards people of color?
(a) Accepting and welcoming in clubs and homes
(b) Prejudice and racism were common and accepted
(c) The people of Independence were abolitionists and offered assistance
(d) Independence was a haven for slaves and immigrants

4. Whose photographs does Harry carry in his uniform pocket during the entire war?
(a) Bess, Mary Jane and his mother.
(b) His dog, his cat and Bess
(c) His father, his dog and Bess
(d) His mother, Bess and another girlfriend

5. In the eyes of the Truman Committee, what governmental department was the most to blame for bad planning?
(a) Department of Agriculture
(b) Navy Department
(c) Defense Department
(d) Office of Production Management

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the nicknames for the divisions in the Missouri Democratic Party?

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

3. What was the Armistice?

4. What does Harry give as a reason to join the military and go to war?

5. The Truman Committee saved the U.S. taxpayers a great deal of money. What is the estimated amount mentioned in the book?

(see the answer key)

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