Truman Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

David McCullough
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a whistle-stop?

2. What weapon is Truman encouraged to authorize to end the Korean Conflict?

3. What was the origination of the term "pinko?"

4. Where do the Trumans live in Independence?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why were Americans, and southern Democrats in particular, so opposed to the inclusion of minorities in the rights of other Americans?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 5, Harry Truman changes from a military man to a business man, then to a politician. Describe in detail how each of these factors contributed to his discovering that his true calling was politics: 1) his upbringing, 2) his marriage, 3) his work ethics, 4) his environment, 5) the national economy, 6) the politics of his home state, 7) the lessons learned in the military and in the retail business.

Essay Topic 3

Why was Truman's method of campaigning so successful?

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