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. 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 proceed into China
(b) To hold the line there
(c) To evacuate all troops from Korea
(d) To proceed into North Korea.

2. How did Truman's personal staff feel about him?
(a) They feared him
(b) They disliked him intensely
(c) They admired and respected him
(d) They thought he was boring

3. What geographical designation separated South Korea from North Korea?
(a) The Alps
(b) 38th Parallel
(c) The Yang River
(d) The 41st parallel

4. In what country was Potsdam located?
(a) Poland
(b) England
(c) Norway
(d) Germany

5. Which of Truman's family members accompanied him on the campaign trail?
(a) Bess and Margaret
(b) His sister and mother
(c) His mother and father
(d) His brother and his brother's wife and sons

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

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

8. Where was the American's atom bomb tested?
(a) California
(b) Washington DC
(c) New Mexico
(d) Bikini Atoll

9. What family member does Truman lose in July of 1947?
(a) His daughter
(b) His wife
(c) His mother
(d) His father

10. Whose appointment to Truman's cabinet made a positive and calming effect?
(a) Charlie Ross
(b) George Marshall
(c) Jimmy Brynes
(d) Henry Wallace

11. Who do Truman's supporters and staff encourage him to fire as a result of Fulbright's Senate committee report?
(a) General MacArthur
(b) George Patton
(c) Bill Boyle, Democratic National Chairman
(d) George Marshall

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

13. Who is Truman's first choice for his replacement as President?
(a) Strom Thurmand
(b) Dwight D. Eisenhower
(c) Joe McCarthy
(d) Henry Wallace

14. What is Adlai Stevenson's position when he runs for President?
(a) Governor of Illinois
(b) Secretary of War
(c) Senator from New Mexico
(d) Private Citizen

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What country's military is in possession of Potsdam at the time of the conference?

2. What condition of the White House was hidden from the Press until after the election?

3. Why doesn't the military deploy more divisions in North Korea?

4. Who did Truman choose to replace Marshall as his Secretary of State?

5. What was the name of President Truman's custom built railway car?

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