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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. Why did MacArthur have to testify at a Congressional investigation about his experience at West Point?
(a) He witnessed an act of cheating at the school.
(b) Another student shot an instructor.
(c) Another plebe died from an act of hazing.
(d) He was involved in a scandal involving theft.

2. To what rank did Arthur MacArthur, Jr. get promoted by age nineteen?
(a) Lieutenant.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Major.
(d) Sergeant.

3. During his early childhood in the west, by whom were Douglas MacArthur and his brother schooled?
(a) Their aunt.
(b) A Quaker teacher form England.
(c) A Baptist missionary.
(d) Their mother.

4. When was Douglas MacArthur born?
(a) December 4, 1897.
(b) April 12, 1885.
(c) June 15, 1900.
(d) January 26, 1880.

5. What made MacArthur's first three weeks at West Point extremely difficult?
(a) Hazing.
(b) Influenza.
(c) Homesickness.
(d) Food poisoning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did MacArthur win his fifth Silver Star?

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

3. When the Japanese bombed Corregidor, where did the MacArthurs seek refuge on the besieged island?

4. What disagreement led to MacArthur's resignation from the Army's active list on December 31, 1937?

5. Under whose command was the Rainbow Division in which MacArthur fought during World War I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What military action did the Japanese take in the Philippines after the attack on Pearl Harbor?

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

3. What happened to bring MacArthur back into active duty?

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

5. What was MacArthur's mother Pinky doing in the States while he was fighting in World War I?

6. What was Arthur MacArthur, Jr.'s military career like once the Civil War ended?

7. What led to MacArthur's resignation from the active duty in 1937?

8. Who was Isabel Rosario Cooper?

9. What was the war in France like when MacArthur arrived in Europe during World War I?

10. Discuss the MacArthur family history.

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