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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) Strom Thurmond
(b) Adlai Stevenson
(c) Henry Wallace
(d) Jefferson Davis

2. Why was it so important to create an Atomic Energy Commission?
(a) To make Truman look good
(b) To have a method of channeling funding to the project
(c) To prevent spies from access to the secrets
(d) To provide civilian, not military, control of this new awesome power

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

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

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

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

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

8. What was a whistle-stop?
(a) The term used to call for a taxi while standing on the sidewalk
(b) 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.
(c) A method used to veto a bill
(d) A street corner

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Why doesn't the military deploy more divisions in North Korea?
(a) MacArthur refuses to allow it
(b) Without depleting the European military presence, there are no more divisions.
(c) The Allies won't allow it
(d) Truman does not think it is necessary

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the American's atom bomb tested?

2. What happens to the White House during Truman's second term?

3. Where do the Trumans live in Independence?

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

5. How many people did the bomb actually kill in Hiroshima?

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