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 two political positions did Truman want before he was allowed to run for Senate?
(a) Mayor of Independence and Governor of Illinois
(b) Governor of Missouri and Congressman from Missouri
(c) Governor of MIssouri and Mayor fo Independence
(d) Mayor of Lamar and Mayor of Independence

2. What major country turned Communist during Truman's second Presidency?
(a) India
(b) South Africa
(c) Japan
(d) China

3. What political party did Harry, his father, and most of the adults in Independence belong to?
(a) Republicans
(b) Democrats
(c) Green Party
(d) Whigs

4. What was one voting faction in this election that had never been involved in presidential elections before?
(a) Family pets, if pedigreed, were allowed to vote
(b) Blacks were allowed to vote.
(c) Jews were allowed to vote
(d) Women were allowed to vote

5. Who was the leader of the Dixiecrats?
(a) Henry Wallace
(b) Jefferson Davis
(c) Strom Thurmond
(d) Adlai Stevenson

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Truman choose to accompany him to meet the train bearing Roosevelt's body?

2. What new inventions did Truman never learn to use or like?

3. What does Bess suggest when Harry announces his decision to join the military?

4. What was a whistle-stop?

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

(see the answer key)

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