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. What career is Margaret Truman pursuing?
(a) Acting
(b) Singing
(c) Computer Science
(d) Lab Technician

2. What weapon is Truman encouraged to authorize to end the Korean Conflict?
(a) Biological warfare
(b) H-Bomb
(c) Atom bomb
(d) Heavy tanks

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

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

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

6. What was the name of President Truman's custom built railway car?
(a) The Ferdinand Magellan
(b) Pullman Car #3457113
(c) The George Washington
(d) The Titanic

7. What happened to the President's normal work when he was on the campaign trail?
(a) Bess took care of it
(b) It continued as before from Truman's desk on the train
(c) The vice president handled everything
(d) His staff collected all the papers and held them until he arrived home

8. How old was Truman when he passed away?
(a) 35
(b) 103
(c) 55
(d) 88

9. What new civilian agency is set up under Truman's presidency?
(a) Air Force
(b) Committee to Re-Elect the President
(c) Central Intelligence Agency
(d) Federal Bureau of Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

15. How much monthly income did Truman have after leaving the office of president?
(a) $112.56 per month
(b) $10,000 per month
(c) $200
(d) $50,000

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. Who does Truman develop a long correspondence with after his retirement?

4. What was a Dixiecrat?

5. At the end of the war, how many service men and women were coming back to the American work force?

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