Truman Test | Final Test - Easy

David McCullough
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much did the White House renovation cost?
(a) 5.8 million dollars
(b) 1 million dollars
(c) Nothing - all work was donated
(d) 300,000

2. What was a Dixiecrat?
(a) Members of the southern Democratic party who withdrew from the Truman's Democratic Party because of his stand on Civil Rights.
(b) A type of paper cup
(c) A politician who endorsed the NAACP
(d) A politician who whistles Dixie

3. Where does the only meeting in history of Truman and MacArthur take place?
(a) New Mexico
(b) Washington DC
(c) Wake Island
(d) Potsdam

4. At the end of the war, how many service men and women were coming back to the American work force?
(a) None - they all re-enlisted
(b) 12 million
(c) 1 million
(d) 10 million

5. 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 make Truman look good
(c) To have a method of channeling funding to the project
(d) To prevent spies from access to the secrets

6. Which country was able to assemble an atomic bomb after the USA?
(a) France
(b) Soviet Union
(c) China
(d) Israel

7. How did the leaders entertain each other in the evenings of the conference?
(a) Watching football on televsion
(b) Dancing with the town women
(c) Listening to baseball games on the radio
(d) Dinners and musical entertainment

8. Which country chose not to participate in the Marshall Plan and thereby caused several more countries in that bloc to pull out?
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) Soviet Union
(d) Germany

9. Who in the government has the final say regarding military matters?
(a) Supreme Commander of the Forces
(b) The Vice President
(c) Secretary of State
(d) The President

10. What happens to the White House during Truman's second term?
(a) It is attacked by the British
(b) It burns down
(c) An airplane crashes into it
(d) It is completely renovated

11. How many people did Oppenheimer estimate the bomb would kill?
(a) Two million
(b) None
(c) 200,000
(d) 20,000

12. Who were "The Big Three" of the Potsdam conference?
(a) Truman, DeGaulle and Patton
(b) Gorbachev, Bush and Truman
(c) Truman, Churchill and Stalin
(d) Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin

13. What two projects occupied Truman for the remainder of his life?
(a) His Presidential Library and his memoirs
(b) Buidling a fence around the farm and his wardrobe
(c) Presidential Library and forming the NAACP
(d) Climbing mountains and visiting friends

14. How did the three world leaders enter the conference room in Potsdam?
(a) By three separate doors
(b) They were all on teleconference and did not use the doors
(c) Through the main door
(d) Through the kitchen door

15. Who did Truman choose to replace Marshall as his Secretary of State?
(a) George Marshall's son
(b) Charlie Ross
(c) Dean Rusk
(d) Dean Acheson

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the origination of the term "pinko?"

2. Why did Truman write an angry letter to the newspaper?

3. Who was the leader of the Dixiecrats?

4. Of all the labor strikes after the war, which is the one that brings Truman to the strongest action?

5. Who do Truman's supporters and staff encourage him to fire as a result of Fulbright's Senate committee report?

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