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. Who in Truman's family passes away in November of 1914?
(a) Bess Truman
(b) John Truman
(c) Margaret Truman
(d) Martha Ellen Truman

2. When Harry was nine, his family moved to Independence. He met a girl at Sunday School and fell in love that lasted his whole life. Who was this girl?
(a) Eleanor Roosevelt
(b) Bess Wallace
(c) Margaret Truman
(d) Mary Jane Truman

3. What epidemics decimated the families in Independence during the years of 1851-1854?
(a) AIDS and herpes
(b) West Nile Fever and flu
(c) Cholera, scarlet fever and pneumonia
(d) Bubonic Plague and severe colds

4. 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) Rosebuds
(c) Autographed photos of himself
(d) Custom dresses from New York

5. What are two traits Truman especially disliked about his fellow politicians?
(a) Womanizing and corruption
(b) Loud talking and smoking
(c) Dishonesty and smoking
(d) Drinking and playing cards

Short Answer Questions

1. Harry Truman travels to see Bess in Grandview. How many miles one way is the trip?

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

3. What longtime cabinet member resigns due to a disagreement with Truman?

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

5. For most of the people in Independence in the 1800's, who was their hero?

(see the answer key)

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