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. What Filipino dignitaries were named as godparents for MacArthur's son, Arthur MacArthur IV?

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

3. What military honor did MacArthur's father earn for his service during the Civil War?

4. What kind of father was Douglas MacArthur?

5. What rank did Pershing tell MacArthur he would have if he accepted his West Point appointment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did MacArthur distinguish himself in battle and advance his military career in World War I?

2. Who was Isabel Rosario Cooper?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Douglas MacArthur's popularity with the public and his relationship with the press. How did his popularity in the press bring him into conflict with politicians? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the fathering styles of Douglas MacArthur, his father, and grandfather, as well as their relationships with their sons. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss The Orange Plans and MacArthur's assistance in the militarization of the Philippines in the late 1930's. How did these plans get him into disagreements and get him sent back to the U.S.? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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