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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 political party did Harry, his father, and most of the adults in Independence belong to?
(a) Whigs
(b) Republicans
(c) Green Party
(d) Democrats

2. What was a dollar-a-year man?
(a) A man whose only income was one dollar
(b) A man who stole one dollar per day from the government
(c) A businessman who kept his original salary from his company and worked for the government for a token small salary, all for the war effort.
(d) A man whose only worth was one dollar

3. What was one voting faction in this election that had never been involved in presidential elections before?
(a) Jews were allowed to vote
(b) Women were allowed to vote
(c) Blacks were allowed to vote.
(d) Family pets, if pedigreed, were allowed to vote

4. On what charge was Tom Pendergast arrested, convicted and jailed?
(a) Murder and rape
(b) Polygamy
(c) Tax evasion
(d) Embezzlement

5. For most of the people in Independence in the 1800's, who was their hero?
(a) Andrew Jackson
(b) George Bush
(c) Abraham Lincoln
(d) George Washington

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Truman do when he was suspicious about the defense industry overspending?

2. What are the names of Harry's brother and sister?

3. What was the Canol Project?

4. At their meeting in August of 1944, what did Roosevelt give to Truman to give to his wife and daughter?

5. Who did Truman choose to accompany him to meet the train bearing Roosevelt's body?

Short Essay Questions

1. What experience does Truman bring to this Senate investigation? Outline specifically which jobs he held in the past that would contribute to his ability to lead this important committee.

2. How is Truman's approach to the press so different from Roosevelt's?

3. In campaigning, Truman is not a skilled orator, but people remember him. Why?

4. Why did so many respected senators and congressional representatives oppose America's entry into the War with Germany?

5. Compared to the Slaughter family farm, the Trumans were always broke. Why do you think this was so?

6. Truman was up against several other individuals for the position of Vice President. Why do you think he was the best candidate? Cover personal integrity, ability to gain votes, political record & experience, and life experience.

7. Why did the Kansas-Nebraska Act cause so much trouble in Missouri?

8. Truman is placed in charge of one of the most unruly battery divisions in the Army, yet he forms them into one of the most efficient and admired in his Battalion. How did he do this? .

9. Read Part II of Chapter 5 again regarding Truman & Jacobson. Did the partners exercise good judgment in their selection of product, marketing and customers? Why do you think the store failed?

10. Truman's reputation as a fair but uncompromising leader is established during his chairmanship of the Truman Committee. Why?

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