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. Of what disease did Quezon, the Philippine president die?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Multiple sclerosis.

2. At the end of the Korean War, where was the line between North and South Korea?
(a) It extended fifty more miles into South Korea.
(b) It had been eradicated and there was only one Korea.
(c) It remained at the 38th Parallel.
(d) It extended fifty more miles into North Korea.

3. What did the Japanese do to punish Filipino guerrillas who fought against them?
(a) They sent them to the front line to fight for Japan.
(b) They imprisoned them for life.
(c) They shot them in public.
(d) They beheaded them in public.

4. According to the United States public polls after World War II, MacArthur was second in popularity to?
(a) Truman.
(b) Eisenhower
(c) Clark Gable.
(d) Winston Churchill.

5. Who was named commander of the Pacific Ocean Areas in 1942?
(a) Admiral Maynard.
(b) Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
(c) Admiral Halsey.
(d) Admiral King.

6. In the fall of 1944, what percentage of Filipinos were Roman Catholic?
(a) Eighty percent.
(b) Thirty percent.
(c) Ten percent.
(d) One hundred percent.

7. What did critics of MacArthur claim?
(a) That he was a drunkard.
(b) That he was too pompous.
(c) That he risked the lives of too many men.
(d) That he choose which orders he would obey.

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

9. About what did Truman and MacArthur disagree during the Korean war?
(a) The necessity of the war.
(b) The amount of support MacArthur received for the war.
(c) The battle plans for the war.
(d) The weapons to use in the war.

10. How many Japanese lined the route to the airport when the MacArthurs departed from Tokyo in 1951?
(a) Two hundred.
(b) One thousand.
(c) Eight thousand.
(d) One quarter million.

11. What was Dai Ichi?
(a) MacArthur's headquarters in Japan.
(b) A city in the Philippines occupied by the Americans.
(c) MacArthur's Japanese butler.
(d) A city in Japan.

12. How long did the British want the Americans to limit their Pacific objectives during World War II?
(a) A year.
(b) Until a new prime minister was elected in England.
(c) Six months.
(d) Until the Germans were defeated in Europe.

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

14. How many days after the surrender of the Japanese did MacArthur enter Tokyo?
(a) Six days.
(b) Eighty days.
(c) One day.
(d) Ten days.

15. Why did MacArthur never send his men to battle on the island of Rabaul?
(a) The Japanese had the island filled with land mines.
(b) It was his strategy to attack elsewhere.
(c) The island was populated by cannibals.
(d) The island had active volcanoes.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the surrender of the Japanese, how did MacArthur address the citizens of the United States to inform them that the world was at peace?

2. What was MacArthur instructed to do for the South Koreans when the Korean War erupted?

3. Why didn't MacArthur use the strategy of island-hopping, i.e. hitting the enemy with direct frontal pressure in battle?

4. With which branch of the military did MacArthur have conflict during the war in the Pacific?

5. How did MacArthur treat Manuel Roxas, a known Japanese collaborator, after liberating the Philippines from Japanese rule?

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