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 made MacArthur's first three weeks at West Point extremely difficult?

2. Who accidentally took MacArthur prisoner at one point during World War I?

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

4. In how many wars did MacArthur serve?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conflicts did MacArthur and Truman have as the Korean War progressed?

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

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

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

5. Why did wealthy Filipinos collaborate with the Japanese during World War II?

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

7. How did American code-breakers contribute to the war effort in the Pacific?

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

9. Discuss the MacArthur family history.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Douglas MacArthur's childhood and his education. How did his childhood and education equip him for his career in the military? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Arthur MacArthur Jr.'s military career with that of his son Douglas. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss MacArthur's strengths and his weaknesses. Which characteristics of MacArthur helped his military career and which characteristics hindered it? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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