The mock graduation ceremony—with a trained skunk posing as the college president—was a complete ______ that offended many college officials.

a. tempest
b. epitome
c. quintessence
d. travesty
e. recitative
United States History

Which of the following was among the reasons why President Truman decided to drop atomic bombs on Japan?

(A) He wanted to free the Philippines from Japanese occupation.
(B) He feared a Japanese invasion of the United States.
(C) He believed the bombing would shorten the war and save U.S. lives.
(D) He wanted to impress the British with U.S. strength.
(E) He wanted to destroy every city in Japan.