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. At what age did MacArthur become the youngest division commander in the war?

2. To what office at West Point did Pershing appoint MacArthur after World War I?

3. In the days before American entry into the war, what division of the Army did MacArthur say he wanted to be in when he was promoted to colonel?

4. Who wanted MacArthur to resign from the army?

5. When did Douglas MacArthur sail for Europe to join World War I?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Douglas MacArthur's childhood like?

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

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

5. Discuss the MacArthur family history.

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

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

8. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

9. Discuss MacArthur's military career.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss MacArthur's political influence over the years and his political ambitions. Why did he think he was a better choice than Eisenhower, and why did Eisenhower win the Republican nomination over MacArthur? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Arthur MacArthur Jr.'s political policies in the Philippines and how they brought him into conflict with President Taft. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss MacArthur's experience as superintendent of West Point and the changes he made in that office. How did his experience as a West Point cadet influence his plans for revamping the military academy's programs? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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