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

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

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

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

5. 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) Medical Supplies - for shipment to Tokyo.
(c) Beware of snakes.
(d) Poison - do not touch.

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

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

8. What was MacArthur's goal for Korea?
(a) To unite North and South Korea as one nation.
(b) To keep the Chinese out of it.
(c) To take it over for the United States.
(d) To keep communism out of South Korea.

9. 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?
(a) Via a telegram.
(b) Via television satellite.
(c) Via telegraph.
(d) Via radio.

10. When did MacArthur return to the Rock after having to flee it when the Japanese attacked in 1941?
(a) October 3, 1945.
(b) June 15, 1950.
(c) August 7, 1948.
(d) March 2, 1944.

11. How did The United Nations Security Council respond to the invasion of South Korea by North Korea?
(a) They condemned the aggression.
(b) They imposed economic sanctions on both Koreas.
(c) They ignored the conflict.
(d) They supported the invasion.

12. How many people died in the Korean War?
(a) Five million.
(b) Five thousand.
(c) One million.
(d) One billion.

13. What were "Sherman carpets"?
(a) U.S. Sherman tanks.
(b) Japanese children who were suicide tank bombers.
(c) Tank drivers.
(d) A type of shag carpet favored by General Sherman.

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

15. To whom did MacArthur give the vote in Japan?
(a) Immigrants from the Philippines.
(b) Japanese teenagers.
(c) Japanese men.
(d) Japanese women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What important dignitary did Jean MacArthur entertain in New Guinea in 1942 since Douglas was away at Port Moresby at the time?

2. How did the media and the public respond once MacArthur broke through the blockade?

3. Which of the following is not a problem MacArthur had with maps of the Pacific during World War II?

4. Why did MacArthur fly to Seoul On August 15, 1948?

5. Who did President Truman appoint as Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan?

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