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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. From where was Arthur MacArthur, Jr.'s bride?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) New York.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Chicago.

2. At what time of day did the attack on Pearl Harbor become known?
(a) At noon.
(b) After three in the morning.
(c) At four in the afternoon.
(d) At midnight.

3. When the Japanese attacked the Philippines, what happened to the United States air fleet stationed there?
(a) It malfunctioned.
(b) Most of it was destroyed.
(c) It was bombed but it was able to repel the Japanese.
(d) It fled to Australia.

4. What renowned former Presidents were MacArthur's heroes?
(a) Jefferson and Grant.
(b) Harding and Teddy Roosevelt.
(c) Washington and Lincoln.
(d) Jefferson and Adams.

5. What was the first school at which MacArthur was not bored during his childhood?
(a) The Austin Academy for Young Men.
(b) The one-room school at Fort Dodge.
(c) The West Texas Military Academy.
(d) The school on the Apache Indian reservation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who opposed MacArthur's first marriage?

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

3. What made MacArthur's first three weeks at West Point extremely difficult?

4. With which religious denomination did MacArthur affiliate?

5. As a fifty-four year old man, who did MacArthur fear would learn about his Eurasian girlfriend?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did MacArthur fail to do immediately after Pearl Harbor?

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

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

4. What job did General Pershing give MacArthur once World War I ended?

5. How did MacArthur begin to distinguish himself in the Army?

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

7. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

8. Discuss MacArthur's military career.

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

10. Who was MacArthur's second wife and how did his second marriage differ from his first?

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