Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4 Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who did Roosevelt want as his Vice President?
(a) Adlai Stevenson
(b) Harry Truman
(c) Unknown - Roosevelt changed his mind often during the VP discussions with his staff
(d) Teddy Roosevelt

3. Which state turned the tide towards Truman at the convention?
(a) California
(b) Alaska
(c) New York
(d) Texas

4. What were the nicknames for the divisions in the Missouri Democratic Party?
(a) Hares and Turtles
(b) Rats and Pigs
(c) Donkeys and Elephants
(d) Goats and Rabbits

5. Why is Truman referred to as the "Senator from Pendergast" instead of the "Senator from Missouri"?
(a) Because of his association with the political boss Tom Pendergast
(b) He was originally elected from the state of Pendergast
(c) He is related to the large Pendergast family
(d) He was born in Pendergast, MO

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the attitude of the townspeople of Independence towards people of color?

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

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

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

5. How were Truman's ancestors related to the bushwhackers?

(see the answer key)

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