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. During his early childhood in the west, by whom were Douglas MacArthur and his brother schooled?

2. What kind of father was Douglas MacArthur?

3. Who was MacArthur's first year roommate at West Point?

4. When MacArthur returned to active duty in 1941 and was made lieutenant general and put in charge of the troops in the Pacific, how much money was allotted to him to use for the defense of the Philippines?

5. Where did MacArthur win his fifth Silver Star?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

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

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

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

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

10. What were some of MacArthur's weaknesses?

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 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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss MacArthur's marriage to Jean Faircloth. What factors made this second marriage more successful than the general's first marriage? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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