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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How did the three world leaders enter the conference room in Potsdam?
(a) Through the main door
(b) They were all on teleconference and did not use the doors
(c) Through the kitchen door
(d) By three separate doors

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

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

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

11. 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) OPEC
(b) Iron Curtain
(c) Berlin Wall
(d) Axis of Evil

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

13. Of all the labor strikes after the war, which is the one that brings Truman to the strongest action?
(a) The Railroad Strike
(b) The Steel Strike
(c) The Actors Guild Strike
(d) The Postal Strike

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Truman when his second term as president began?

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

3. What career is Margaret Truman pursuing?

4. Who of Truman's long time friends was most instrumental in advising him regarding the Palestine problem?

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

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