American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When MacArthur moved to the Philippines soon after his marriage, by what name was he known among the Philippine people?

2. How many medals did MacArthur receive during the course of his career?

3. What two European countries declared war on the United States soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor?

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

5. For what purpose was MacArthur's 42nd group, positioned at Nancy during World War I, destined to be used?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was MacArthur's role in the Philippines once it was made a commonwealth in 1946?

2. What was Christmas like for the MacArthur family in 1941?

3. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

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

5. What were some of MacArthur's weaknesses?

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

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

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

9. What was MacArthur's early military career like?

10. Who was Isabel Rosario Cooper?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss MacArthur's help in establishing the post war government in Japan. How did the Japanese feel about him? What did the United Nations protest about his actions in Japan? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss why you think William Manchester chose the title American Caesar for his biography of General Douglas MacArthur, and what parallels you see between MacArthur and Caesar.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss MacArthur's defense of the Philippines during World War II and how the Filipinos were affected by the war. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments

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