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. Who won the battle at Inchon and Min Gun?
(a) The North Koreans.
(b) The Chinese.
(c) The Japanese.
(d) MacArthur.

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

3. What did the Japanese soldiers on Rabaul prefer to do rather than surrender to the Americans?
(a) Live out their lives in the rain forests of the island.
(b) Kill themselves.
(c) Flee the war and seek refuge in the Philippines.
(d) Continue fighting until they won or were killed.

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

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

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

7. With which branch of the military did MacArthur have conflict during the war in the Pacific?
(a) The Marines.
(b) The Navy.
(c) The Coast Guard.
(d) The Air Force.

8. What was MacArthur instructed to do for the South Koreans when the Korean War erupted?
(a) Imprison them.
(b) Supply and support them.
(c) Shoot them.
(d) Train them to fight.

9. What did the Japanese people think of MacArthur?
(a) They respected his intellect but hated him.
(b) He was popular with them.
(c) They hated him.
(d) They thought he was a powerful enemy.

10. Which two groups among the Filipino population did not ignore their Japanese invaders, unlike the rest of the population?
(a) The poor farmers and the fishermen.
(b) The guerrillas and the collaborators.
(c) The women and children.
(d) The aged and the infirm.

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

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

13. What type of rifle did the Japanese infantry use during World War II?
(a) A 7.7-millimeter Arisaka rifle.
(b) A Winchester rifle.
(c) A Toyoki rifle.
(d) A Springfield rifle.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What country did MacArthur think would have fallen to the Japanese if Corregidor had not held out?

2. 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?

3. What allowed the Allies to successfully thwart the Japanese in the Pacific?

4. When the Soviet Union announced in 1949 that it had moved its forces out of North Korea, what did that nation expect the United States to do in response?

5. Why did MacArthur never send his men to battle on the island of Rabaul?

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