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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does the only meeting in history of Truman and MacArthur take place?
(a) New Mexico
(b) Wake Island
(d) Washington DC
2. What country's military is in possession of Potsdam at the time of the conference?
(b) Soviet Union
3. 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 proceed into China
(d) To hold the line there
4. What weapon is Truman encouraged to authorize to end the Korean Conflict?
(a) Atom bomb
(c) Heavy tanks
(d) Biological warfare
5. How did the leaders entertain each other in the evenings of the conference?
(a) Watching football on televsion
(b) Listening to baseball games on the radio
(c) Dancing with the town women
(d) Dinners and musical entertainment
Short Answer Questions
1. What industry does Truman attempt to turn over to government control in April of 1952?
2. Why doesn't the military deploy more divisions in North Korea?
3. Who in the government has the final say regarding military matters?
4. Where do the Trumans live in Independence?
5. Who did Truman choose to replace Marshall as his Secretary of State?
Short Essay Questions
1. Truman's own party did not actively support him in his bid for the election, even through fundraising. Why?
2. Did Truman conduct himself as a world leader in Potsdam? Give examples to support your answer.
3. When Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project, comes to see Truman, the President is made uncomfortable about the visit. Why?
4. Compare the way reporters on the Truman campaign trail were treated as opposed to the reporters on the Dewey train. How was this indicative of the campaigns themselves?
5. When Truman is on a state trip to Mexico, he visits the grave of the child heroes. Why did this act mean so much to the Mexican people?
6. Describe General MacArthur, covering the following points: 1) appearance, 2) method of speaking, 3) personality as described in the book.
7. Truman had corresponded with Churchill and Stalin, but had never met either of these leaders before Potsdam. Read through Chapter 10 again, noting Truman's observations of the two men. Pretending you are a reporter for an American newspaper, write an article describing the two men from Truman's view.
8. Roosevelt was unable to move without assistance, but Truman is a fast walker and a man who moves quickly and with determination. The Secret Service had to completely change their tactics to protect the President. How did this affect their procedures and organization? Do you think President Truman, based upon what you have read about him so far, was easy to work with regarding his movements around Washington DC?
9. The title of this chapter is "The Buck Stops Here." Where does this expression come from and how does it apply to Harry Truman?
10. The title for this chapter is "The Heat in the Kitchen." The author is referring to the intense pressures Truman experienced as he was also beginning his run for the presidency. List each of these pressures, and then describe how Truman dealt with them. When this report is done, write an essay outlining Truman's approach to dealing with issues, and whether or not you think his methods were appropriate.
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