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. At their meeting in August of 1944, what did Roosevelt give to Truman to give to his wife and daughter?
(a) Orange black tea
(b) Autographed photos of himself
(c) Rosebuds
(d) Custom dresses from New York

2. When Roosevelt announces in 1944 that he will run for the fourth term as President, how many terms were Presidents allowed to serve?
(a) Two
(b) There was no constitutional limit to the number of times a President could serve
(c) Ten
(d) Four

3. Why was it so important to create an Atomic Energy Commission?
(a) To provide civilian, not military, control of this new awesome power
(b) To have a method of channeling funding to the project
(c) To make Truman look good
(d) To prevent spies from access to the secrets

4. 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

5. Who resigns from Truman's cabinet before Potsdam?
(a) Secretary of Treasury
(b) Secretary of War
(c) His intern
(d) Vice President

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of mine does Harry Truman invest in during 1915 and 1916?

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

3. Although Harry writes many letters to Bess, he cannot master one art of good correspondence. What is it?

4. What was one voting faction in this election that had never been involved in presidential elections before?

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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