American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the communist invasion of South Korea and fighting between North and South Korea begin?
(a) February 12, 1959.
(b) March 13, 1953.
(c) July 24, 1950.
(d) October 8, 1960.

2. When America entered the Korean War, what did President Truman worry about?
(a) Losing the war.
(b) The Germans joining North Korea against America.
(c) Paying for the war.
(d) Retaliation in other places from the communists.

3. What kind of government did MacArthur establish in Japan after the war?
(a) A democracy.
(b) A dictatorship.
(c) A republic.
(d) A theocracy.

4. How many American and Filipino prisoners died in the Death March that began once the Japanese captured Corregidor?
(a) Twenty thousand.
(b) One thousand.
(c) Seven to ten thousand.
(d) Eight hundred.

5. Why were the Japanese determined not to let MacArthur retake the Philippines?
(a) They knew it would mean losing the war.
(b) To maintain their access to the Indies' oil.
(c) They wanted to expand Japan's territories.
(d) They hated MacArthur.

6. What title was MacArthur given on April 18, 1942?
(a) Secretary of War.
(b) Governor of the Philippines.
(c) Commander in Chief of the Southwest Pacific Area.
(d) Commander in Chief of the Philippines.

7. What did MacArthur use against Japanese ships near New Guinea to cut off Japanese supplies and reinforcements?
(a) Nuclear weapons.
(b) Submarines.
(c) Bombs dropped by air.
(d) Nerve gas.

8. Who did Quezon designate as his successor as president of the Philippines should he and Osmeña be killed during their flight to Australia?
(a) Manuel Roxas.
(b) Jose Laurel.
(c) Felipe Garcia.
(d) General MacArthur.

9. How did the wily MacArthur label the box containing his tea service, candelabra, and other personal items so that the box survived the attack on Manila?
(a) Official business - Japanese Army.
(b) Beware of snakes.
(c) Poison - do not touch.
(d) Medical Supplies - for shipment to Tokyo.

10. Which Philippine island was nicknamed "the Rock"?
(a) Luzon.
(b) Corregidor.
(c) Mindanao.
(d) Visayas.

11. Which of the following statements does not describe the opinions of MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs of Staff about policy in Korea?
(a) MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs of Staff disagreed.
(b) MacArthur wanted the U.S. position strengthened.
(c) The Joint Chiefs wanted to keep the current policy.
(d) MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed.

12. On which political party ticket did people begin to talk about MacArthur running for President as he began to succeed against the Japanese in the Pacific?
(a) Both the Republican and Democratic tickets.
(b) The Republican ticket.
(c) The Democratic ticket.
(d) The independent ticket.

13. How many reporters accompanied MacArthur to South Korea on his first trip there during the war?
(a) Three.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) One dozen.

14. When the South Koreans sustained heavy losses at Yalu, troops from which nation were identified as having helped the North Koreans in battle?
(a) Italy.
(b) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) Germany.

15. Why did the Japanese think an invasion of their homeland was impossible?
(a) They planted undersea bombs to repel invaders.
(b) They had developed germ warfare to repel invaders.
(c) They believed they were sacred and divinely protected.
(d) They thought Japan was well fortified against invasion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Since the Filipino schools had been demolished during the Japanese occupation, who did the MacArthurs hire to teach Arthur upon their return to the islands?

2. What allowed the Allies to successfully thwart the Japanese in the Pacific?

3. How long did the British want the Americans to limit their Pacific objectives during World War II?

4. Why did the government officials decide to remove MacArthur from command in Korea?

5. How many Japanese lined the route to the airport when the MacArthurs departed from Tokyo in 1951?

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