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

2. 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?
(a) An Australian soldier who was once a teacher.
(b) A private English teacher, Mrs. Phyllis Gibbons.
(c) An American soldier who was once a teacher.
(d) A former Filipino teacher.

3. 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.

4. Who was Ah Cheu?
(a) The Cantonese amah or nanny of MacArthur's son.
(b) A Japanese general.
(c) A Filipino guerilla leader.
(d) MacArthur's Japanese girlfriend.

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

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

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

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

9. What was the public reaction when MacArthur was dismissed?
(a) The public rejoiced.
(b) The public wanted MacArthur put on trial.
(c) Some approved, but some wanted to impeach Truman.
(d) The public was outraged.

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

11. What did MacArthur say a nation should do if it wasn't willing to make the full military commitment to winning a war?
(a) It shouldn't fight.
(b) It shouldn't be surprised to lose.
(c) It should dissolve itself.
(d) It should dissolve its army.

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

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

14. With which Navy admiral did MacArthur frequently come into conflict?
(a) Halsey.
(b) Braverton.
(c) King.
(d) Nimitz.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Quezon designate as his successor as president of the Philippines should he and Osmeña be killed during their flight to Australia?

2. Which two groups among the Filipino population did not ignore their Japanese invaders, unlike the rest of the population?

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

4. What did the Japanese soldiers on Rabaul prefer to do rather than surrender to the Americans?

5. What type of rifle did the Japanese infantry use during World War II?

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