Truman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5 Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the Armistice?
(a) The treaty signed between the Germans and the Allies agreeing to end the war
(b) The name given to the plantation where Truman retired
(c) The name of the transport ship taking Truman home after WWI
(d) The name Truman gave his old car

2. Why does the Truman family move to Kansas City? .
(a) Harry Truman forced them to move for his political ambition
(b) John Truman left the family to join the war
(c) The Truman family were asked to leave town
(d) John Truman has lost the family business and property due to bad investments in wheat futures

3. When the U.S. and South Korean Army pushes the North Korean/Chinese back to the 38th parallel, what decision is made about the next step?
(a) To evacuate all troops from Korea
(b) To proceed into North Korea.
(c) To hold the line there
(d) To proceed into China

4. How old was Harry Truman when he arrived in Washington D.C. to assume his duties as a Senator?
(a) 50
(b) 60
(c) 23
(d) 45

5. How did young Harry Truman like to occupy his time?
(a) Playing baseball, basketball and football
(b) In his room playing Dungeons and Dragons
(c) Shoplifting from the pharmacy and smoking with friends
(d) Playing the piano, reading books, and being with his family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who resigns from Truman's cabinet before Potsdam?

2. Which country becomes a focal point of disagreement between USA and the Soviets?

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

4. Who was the leader of the Progressive Party who was in competition with the Democrats and Republicans in the 1948 election?

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

(see the answer key)

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