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. How did the media and the public respond once MacArthur broke through the blockade?
(a) They criticized his methods.
(b) They hated him.
(c) They adored him and he became extremely popular.
(d) They shunned him.

2. Which of the following does not describe an aspect of life in the Philippines in 1944?
(a) Warriors hunting game with bows and arrows.
(b) Eight languages and eighty-odd dialects spoken.
(c) A large coal mining industry.
(d) Waterfalls and volcanoes on the islands.

3. Who was the Japanese commander of the Philippine defenses?
(a) General Mashita.
(b) General Mayaki Komo.
(c) Lieutenant General Yamaga.
(d) Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

4. For which people in the Pacific was MacArthur committed to bringing freedom?
(a) Filipinos.
(b) Japanese.
(c) Korean.
(d) All people in the Pacific.

5. What were the kempei-tai?
(a) The Japanese infantry.
(b) The Philippine guerillas.
(c) The Philippine senators.
(d) The Japanese secret police.

6. How many Americans were MacArthur ordered to evacuate from South Korea once the communists invaded?
(a) Five thousand.
(b) Two thousand.
(c) Two hundred.
(d) One million.

7. What country did MacArthur think would have fallen to the Japanese if Corregidor had not held out?
(a) The United States.
(b) England.
(c) Australia.
(d) New Zealand.

8. Why did the government officials decide to remove MacArthur from command in Korea?
(a) He was losing the war.
(b) He got shot and was physically disabled.
(c) He ignored the President and asked China to surrender.
(d) He was needed more in Germany.

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

10. For whom did the 400,000 Japanese soldiers occupying the Philippines in 1944 think it would be a supreme honor to die in battle?
(a) Their god.
(b) Their emperior Hirohito.
(c) Their families.
(d) General MacArthur.

11. After capturing Seoul, what kind of reforms did MacArthur want to establish there?
(a) Economic reforms.
(b) Industrial reforms.
(c) Military reforms.
(d) Democratic reforms like he brought to the Philippines.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following elements was not something encountered by American forces in the Pacific islands during World War II?

2. How did MacArthur see the war in the Pacific?

3. How many people died in the Korean War?

4. Who was Ah Cheu?

5. 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?

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