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 was a whistle-stop?
(a) A method used to veto a bill
(b) The term used to call for a taxi while standing on the sidewalk
(c) A street corner
(d) Term used to describe Truman's style of campaigning by stopping his Presidential train in every small town along the way so he could meet the American people.

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

3. What was the origination of the term "pinko?"
(a) It is a shortened version ofthe term pinkolator which was a brand of coffee maker
(b) Pinko referred to men who wore women's clothes
(c) When a difference was pointed out between a red Communist and a lesser dedicated Communist, a pink one.
(d) Pinko was an affectionate name Harry gave Bess

4. Where do the Trumans live in Independence?
(a) Truman farm
(b) Wtih Margaret and her husband
(c) The family home of Bess Truman
(d) Truman library

5. How many people did the bomb actually kill in Hiroshima?
(a) Two million
(b) 200,000
(c) None
(d) 2000

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

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

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

9. What longtime cabinet member resigns due to a disagreement with Truman?
(a) Andrew Jackson
(b) Henry Wallace
(c) Robert E. Lee
(d) Harold Ickes

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

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

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

13. 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?
(a) Axis of Evil
(b) Berlin Wall
(c) OPEC
(d) Iron Curtain

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

15. What was the Turnip Congress? .
(a) The special congressional session called by Truman during the time of Missouri's Turnip Day
(b) A special committee that turned up important information
(c) A session of congress where dissidents threw turnips at the congressmen
(d) A session of congress where only bills concerning turnips were discussed

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the only meeting in history of Truman and MacArthur take place?

2. Which of Truman's family members accompanied him on the campaign trail?

3. What is Adlai Stevenson's position when he runs for President?

4. What was a Dixiecrat?

5. What was Truman's primary goal of the Potsdam Conference?

(see the answer keys)

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