Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did young Harry Truman like to occupy his time?
(a) Shoplifting from the pharmacy and smoking with friends
(b) In his room playing Dungeons and Dragons
(c) Playing the piano, reading books, and being with his family.
(d) Playing baseball, basketball and football

2. How was Truman's personal life used against him in the 1940 election?
(a) His wife divorced him and took the child
(b) His womanizing became known by the public
(c) His family farm was sold at auction while he was at the Democratic Convention.
(d) His gambling addiction was exposed

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

4. What part of Truman's past most concerned the Democratic Party for the campaign?
(a) His past farming duties
(b) The fact Bess Truman's father committed suicide
(c) His connection with the Freemasons
(d) His connection with Boss Pendergast

5. How did Bess Wallace's father die?
(a) His plane crashed
(b) He committed suicide by shooting himself
(c) He was in a car accident
(d) He had terminal cancer

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the man in charge of the American Expeditionary Forces in France in WWI?

2. What was the real name of the Truman Committee?

3. What did Truman do when he was suspicious about the defense industry overspending?

4. Which of Roosevelt's policies did Truman support the most enthusiastically?

5. Harry Truman always carried a favorite poem in his wallet. What was that poem and the author?

(see the answer key)

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