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. What important dignitary did Jean MacArthur entertain in New Guinea in 1942 since Douglas was away at Port Moresby at the time?
(a) The Queen of England.
(b) Clark Gable.
(c) President Truman.
(d) Eleanor Roosevelt.

2. Why didn't MacArthur use the strategy of island-hopping, i.e. hitting the enemy with direct frontal pressure in battle?
(a) He believed in doing the unexpected.
(b) He didn't have enough bombs and ships to succeed.
(c) He thought it caused too many casualties.
(d) There were too many islands and not enough men.

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

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

5. How many reporters accompanied MacArthur to South Korea on his first trip there during the war?
(a) One dozen.
(b) Four.
(c) Eight.
(d) Three.

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

7. To where did MacArthur move his advance base once he had the Japanese in retreat?
(a) To Amsterdam.
(b) To Moresby.
(c) To Honolulu.
(d) To Philadelphia.

8. How did MacArthur treat Manuel Roxas, a known Japanese collaborator, after liberating the Philippines from Japanese rule?
(a) He imprisoned Roxas.
(b) He executed Roxas.
(c) He exiled Roxas.
(d) He exonerated Roxas.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Why did the Japanese think an invasion of their homeland was impossible?
(a) They planted undersea bombs to repel invaders.
(b) They thought Japan was well fortified against invasion.
(c) They believed they were sacred and divinely protected.
(d) They had developed germ warfare to repel invaders.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the public reaction when MacArthur was dismissed?

2. How many people died in the Korean War?

3. Why did Americans at home during World War II have trouble following the war in the Pacific?

4. How high was the Anglo-American commitment of military resources to the Pacific?

5. At the end of the Korean War, where was the line between North and South Korea?

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