Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5 Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the Canol Project?
(a) A plan to end hunger in America using cooking oil
(b) A scheme to build a four inch pipeline from Canada to Alaska
(c) The atom bomb
(d) A plan for a large dam on the Canol River

3. What condition of the White House was hidden from the Press until after the election?
(a) The elevator was no longer working
(b) Fine condition, no need of repair
(c) The portico had fallen on the presidential limo
(d) The second floor was falling into the first floor.

4. Who was employed to work for Harry Truman, in his office, for a $2500 annual salary?
(a) John Truman
(b) Eleanor Roosevelt
(c) Bess Truman
(d) His mother

5. In later years, how does Harry describe his childhood?
(a) filled with poverty and need
(b) He could not remember his chidlhood
(c) One misery after another
(d) The happiest imaginable

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Harry give as a reason to join the military and go to war?

2. What was Truman's attitude towards running for Vice President?

3. What career is Margaret Truman pursuing?

4. What epidemics decimated the families in Independence during the years of 1851-1854?

5. Why does Harry Truman leave his job in Kansas City?

(see the answer key)

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