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Dwight David Eisenhower (President)

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Who did Eisenhower defeat to become President of the United States?

  • Harry S. Truman
  • Grover Norquest
  • Adlai Stevenson

2) When did he take office

  • January 20, 1953
  • January 20, 1949
  • January 20, 1061

3) Eisenhower was the only general to serve as President in the 20th century.

  • True or False?

4) During his campaign, Eisenhower had promised to end the stalemated Korean War. He threatened to use nuclear weapons and a cease-fire was signed in July 1957.

  • True or False?

5) Eisenhower promoted the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. What did the act create?

  • Interstate Highways
  • Suez Canal
  • St. Lawrence Seaway

6) In 1957, however, he sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas. Why?

  • Supreme Court ruling that ordered the desegregation of all public schools
  • The Mann Act against Illegal Immigration
  • The flooding the Arkansas River

7) Eisenhower later described this decision as the greatest foreign policy mistake he made during his time in office. What was the mistake?

  • Suez Crisis
  • Geneva Conference
  • The formation of NASA

8) Several attempts at convening a summit conference were made. The last attempt failed in 1960 when Nikita Khrushchev withdrew. Why did Khrushchev withdraw? 

  • shooting down of an American U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union
  • American troops entering South Vietnam
  • The Baghdad Pact with Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, and the United Kingdom

9) Eisenhower was extremely popular during his term as President. However, how many recessions occurred during his term?

  • 0
  • 3
  • 6

10) On Sept 24, 1955, Eisenhower had a myocardial infarction, keeping him and the nation's attention on the 8th floor of Fitzsimmons Hospital for seven weeks.

  • True or False?

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Check Your Answers

  • 1) Adlai Stevenson
  • 2) January 10, 1953
  • 3) True
  • 4) False. The treaty with Korea was signed July 1953.
  • 5) Interstate Highways
  • 6) Supreme Court ruling that ordered the desegregation of all public schools
  • 7) Suez Crisis
  • 8) American U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union
  • 9) 3
  • 10) True

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