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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what brigade was MacArthur made the permanent commander during World War I?
(a) The 99th brigade.
(b) The 18th brigade.
(c) The 84th brigade.
(d) The 22nd brigade.

2. Instead of remaining at headquarters as he was supposed to, what did MacArthur do during the first big battle near Reims?
(a) He joined the troops in the trenches.
(b) He took pictures of the battle from a safe distance.
(c) He drove to Paris to party with French actors.
(d) He fled the battlefield.

3. What military honor did MacArthur's father earn for his service during the Civil War?
(a) The Medal of Honor.
(b) The Purple Heart.
(c) The Iron Cross.
(d) The Medal of Bravery.

4. For what purpose was MacArthur's 42nd group, positioned at Nancy during World War I, destined to be used?
(a) As replacements.
(b) As guinea pigs for chemical experiments.
(c) As ambulance drivers.
(d) As spies.

5. Which member of his family accompanied MacArthur to the Philippines?
(a) His father.
(b) His brother.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. While MacArthur was fighting in Europe during World War I, who was trying to get him promoted back in the States?

2. From where was Arthur MacArthur, Jr.'s bride?

3. What renowned former Presidents were MacArthur's heroes?

4. What was the profession of MacArthur's grandfather, Arthur Sr.?

5. How often did MacArthur attend church?

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused Arthur MacArthur, Jr.'s conflict with President Taft?

2. What were MacArthur's experiences at West Point?

3. Who was MacArthur's first wife and why did the marriage end?

4. Discuss MacArthur's years as Chief of Staff.

5. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

6. What were some of MacArthur's weaknesses?

7. Discuss MacArthur's military career.

8. Where did the MacArthur family go once they left the Philippines, and what happened during their journey there?

9. Which of MacArthur's actions in World War I indicated that he did not always do what he was ordered to do?

10. What were the experiences of Arthur MacArthur, Jr. during the Civil War?

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