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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Arthur MacArthur, Jr. marry?
(a) Carrie Stephenson.
(b) Mary Pinky Hardy.
(c) Janice Morton.
(d) Eleanor Carlisle.

2. What Filipino dignitaries were named as godparents for MacArthur's son, Arthur MacArthur IV?
(a) Manuel and Aurora Quezon.
(b) John and Phoebe Onera.
(c) Pedro and Cecilia Garcia.
(d) Hernan and Luisa Rivera.

3. Who wanted MacArthur to resign from the army?
(a) The president.
(b) His wife Louise and her family.
(c) His Eurasian girlfriend.
(d) His mother Pinky.

4. In how many wars did MacArthur serve?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

5. When was Douglas MacArthur born?
(a) June 15, 1900.
(b) April 12, 1885.
(c) January 26, 1880.
(d) December 4, 1897.

6. What rank did Pershing tell MacArthur he would have if he refused his West Point appointment?
(a) Lieutenant.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Captain.
(d) Major.

7. What was strictly forbidden at West Point once MacArthur accepted his position there?
(a) Hazing.
(b) Cheating on exams.
(c) Failing.
(d) Smoking.

8. What was the nickname MacArthur's men gave him?
(a) Uncle Mac.
(b) General Mac.
(c) Dugout Doug.
(d) Junior.

9. What did MacArthur expand the West Point curriculum to include?
(a) Archaeology.
(b) Art and drama.
(c) Astronomy.
(d) More traditional academic subjects.

10. What was the profession of MacArthur's grandfather, Arthur Sr.?
(a) He was a sailor.
(b) He was a judge.
(c) He was a blacksmith.
(d) He was a preacher.

11. For what purpose was MacArthur's 42nd group, positioned at Nancy during World War I, destined to be used?
(a) As ambulance drivers.
(b) As guinea pigs for chemical experiments.
(c) As replacements.
(d) As spies.

12. Which member of his family accompanied MacArthur to the Philippines?
(a) His mother.
(b) His father.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His brother.

13. What rank did Pershing tell MacArthur he would have if he accepted his West Point appointment?
(a) Sergeant.
(b) Captain.
(c) Brigadier general.
(d) Major.

14. Once MacArthur became Chief of Staff in 1930 and moved to Washington, what did he work on during the New Deal administration?
(a) Increasing the enlistment to the army.
(b) The military defense budget.
(c) A new secret weapon.
(d) The Civilian Conservation Corps.

15. On what day in 1941 did the MacArthurs leave for Corregidor since Manila, the city in which they lived, was being bombed?
(a) New Year's Day.
(b) Christmas Eve.
(c) Thanksgiving Day.
(d) New Year's Eve.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Douglas MacArthur sail for Europe to join World War I?

2. To whom did MacArthur equate himself as a defender of Christianity?

3. What was the name of MacArthur's second wife?

4. When MacArthur moved to the Philippines soon after his marriage, by what name was he known among the Philippine people?

5. With which religious denomination did MacArthur affiliate?

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