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. Who was the most influential new friend Truman gained during his first term as Senator?
(a) Justice Louis D. Brandeis
(b) Robert E. Lee's widow
(c) Ex-President Abraham LIncoln
(d) Andrew Jackson's son

2. What was the real name of the Truman Committee?
(a) Committee on Defense Contractors
(b) Committee to Re-Elect President Roosevelt
(c) Committee on Un-American Affairs
(d) Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program

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

4. How much weight did Harry Truman lose in the years in France?
(a) 50 lbs
(b) 20 lbs
(c) 2 lbs
(d) None

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the yearly salary for Truman's job as presiding judge?

2. Which state turned the tide towards Truman at the convention?

3. What is the name of the ship Harry Truman and his battalion are on for the Atlantic crossing?

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

5. What political party did Harry, his father, and most of the adults in Independence belong to?

(see the answer key)

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