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

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

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

4. Who of Truman's long time friends was most instrumental in advising him regarding the Palestine problem?
(a) George Marshall
(b) Charlie Ross
(c) Eddie Jacobson
(d) Jim Pendergast

5. Why did Truman write an angry letter to the newspaper?
(a) A reporter had published a comment he thought was off record
(b) His Sunday paper did not arrive on time
(c) A reporter was stalking Margaret
(d) A columnist had given Margaret's concert a bad review

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

7. Who was the leader of the Progressive Party who was in competition with the Democrats and Republicans in the 1948 election?
(a) Henry Wallace
(b) Andrew Jackson
(c) Charlie Ross
(d) Margaret Truman

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

9. Who does Truman develop a long correspondence with after his retirement?
(a) Dean Acheson
(b) Dwight Eisenhower
(c) His mother
(d) Andrew Jackson

10. 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 kitchen door
(d) Through the main door

11. When dividing up Germany, what geographical descriptions did the Potsdam Conference use?
(a) Hitler's plan for domination
(b) The Germany of 1937
(c) The conquered lands of Germany
(d) Magellan's original docments

12. 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

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

14. What is one Presidential first that is mentioned in this chapter?
(a) First president to ride in an automobile
(b) First presidential address to be broadcast on TV
(c) First Jewish president
(d) First presidential address to be printed in the newspaper

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which country was able to assemble an atomic bomb after the USA?

2. What two projects occupied Truman for the remainder of his life?

3. What happened to the President's normal work when he was on the campaign trail?

4. During Churchill's speech in Missouri, as a guest of Truman, what term does Churchill use to describe the Soviet Union presence that became a common term?

5. What was the Turnip Congress? .

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