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

2. Which of the following elements was not something encountered by American forces in the Pacific islands during World War II?
(a) Cannibalism.
(b) Lions.
(c) Crocodiles and snakes.
(d) Malaria.

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

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

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

6. When Jean MacArthur returned to the Philippines after her husband liberated the islands, what did she do upon seeing the rags the people were wearing?
(a) She gave her hat and gloves to some Filipinos.
(b) She wept.
(c) She wrote the President about the problem.
(d) She wrote an American charity about the problem.

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

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

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

10. Why did upper class Filipinos collaborate with the Japanese?
(a) They wanted the war to end as soon as possible.
(b) They were Japanese in heritage.
(c) They preferred the Japanese to the Americans.
(d) They feared losing their privileged lifestyle if they didn't.

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

12. 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.

13. 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) General MacArthur.
(b) Their god.
(c) Their emperior Hirohito.
(d) Their families.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following abilities did not fall within MacArthur's range of authority in Japan after the war?

3. How long had MacArthur served in the Army when he was dismissed?

4. Who was Ah Cheu?

5. Who won the battle at Inchon and Min Gun?

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