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"The 1995 made-for-TV movie "Hiroshima" gives a compelling account of the days leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan during World War II."
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As the film begins, what island did the U.S. Marines invade on Easter Sunday, 1945?
Who first informed Harry Truman of the death of President Franklin Roosevelt?
Secretary of State
In an early, informal encounter with the press, what did President Truman ask of them?
What did Truman do immediately after being sworn in as President?
Kissed his wife
Flashed a "V" for victory sign
Kissed the Bible
Who questioned Truman about the strategy of "saturation bombing"?
General George Marshall
Secretary of War Henry Stimson
J. Robert Oppenheimer
General Curtis LeMay
Former Roosevelt advisor James Byrnes paid a visit on Truman shortly after he was sworn in as president. What job did Truman offer him?
Chief of Staff
Secretary of War
Secretary of State
What was the name of Japan's last battleship that had been sunk by the American Navy?
Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki stated that his wife had been the Emperor's kindergarten teacher. What did she teach him to do?
Ride a horse
Tie his shoes
Draw a horse
Major General Groves is in charge of the Manhattan Project which secretly developed the first atomic bomb. When briefing the President on the weapon, what prop does Groves use to demonstrate how the bomb works?
Tube of toothpaste
Truman formed a committee to make recommendations for the use of new atomic weapon. What bombing plan was the unanimous decision of the group?
Mixed military-civilain targert with prior warning
Military target without prior warning
Mixed military-civilian target without prior warning
Uninhabited island with invited Japanese observers
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