Truman Test | Final Test - Hard

David McCullough
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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 do you think Roosevelt made the choice of Vice President so difficult? Discuss the factors you believe led to this confusion, including Roosevelt's health, the structure of the Democratic party as it differs from today, and the tendency for Roosevelt to manipulate his team.

Essay Topic 2

How did the introduction of atomic weapons change the world in 1) warfare, 2) alliances with other countries, 3) definition of world power, and 4) America's perception of itself?

Essay Topic 3

Harry Truman wanted to wait to marry until he had income and a future, and Bess waited patiently for years. Why do you think these young people did not just get married and live with family until they could move out on their own?

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