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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. What was the origination of the term "pinko?"
(a) Pinko referred to men who wore women's clothes
(b) It is a shortened version ofthe term pinkolator which was a brand of coffee maker
(c) Pinko was an affectionate name Harry gave Bess
(d) When a difference was pointed out between a red Communist and a lesser dedicated Communist, a pink one.
2. Which country chose not to participate in the Marshall Plan and thereby caused several more countries in that bloc to pull out?
(d) Soviet Union
3. What happens to Margaret after her father finishes her Presidential terms?
(a) She joins the Peace Corps
(b) She dies in an automobile accident
(c) She marries and has four sons.
(d) She is kidnapped
4. What is one Presidential first that is mentioned in this chapter?
(a) First Jewish president
(b) First presidential address to be broadcast on TV
(c) First presidential address to be printed in the newspaper
(d) First president to ride in an automobile
5. What condition of the White House was hidden from the Press until after the election?
(a) The second floor was falling into the first floor.
(b) The elevator was no longer working
(c) Fine condition, no need of repair
(d) The portico had fallen on the presidential limo
Short Answer Questions
1. What industry does Truman attempt to turn over to government control in April of 1952?
2. Who do Truman's supporters and staff encourage him to fire as a result of Fulbright's Senate committee report?
3. When dividing up Germany, what geographical descriptions did the Potsdam Conference use?
4. What longtime cabinet member resigns due to a disagreement with Truman?
5. What was Truman's primary goal of the Potsdam Conference?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Truman choose Stevenson as his successor?
2. Describe General MacArthur, covering the following points: 1) appearance, 2) method of speaking, 3) personality as described in the book.
3. Stalin is described as a personable, likable man; yet he ordered the murder of millions of people in his own country. Was there any indication in the activities of the Potsdam Conference that reveal this side of his character? Give examples.
4. Truman's own party did not actively support him in his bid for the election, even through fundraising. Why?
5. When Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project, comes to see Truman, the President is made uncomfortable about the visit. Why?
6. Did Truman conduct himself as a world leader in Potsdam? Give examples to support your answer.
7. The title of this chapter is "The Buck Stops Here." Where does this expression come from and how does it apply to Harry Truman?
8. Read the coverage of the speech Truman gave on March 12, 1947, page 547 in the book. This became known as the Truman Doctrine. Why?
9. 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.
10. When the Trumans take an automobile trip across the nation, they are shocked at how many people recognize them and want to see them. Why?
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