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 did MacArthur enter the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York?

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

3. To whom did MacArthur equate himself as a defender of Christianity?

4. When the Japanese bombed Corregidor, where did the MacArthurs seek refuge on the besieged island?

5. What job did MacArthur get in the Philippines instead of the one he wanted?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Discuss MacArthur's military career.

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

5. Who was Isabel Rosario Cooper?

6. What were some of the rumors that surrounded MacArthur?

7. How did MacArthur begin to distinguish himself in the Army?

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

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

10. What was Douglas MacArthur's childhood like?

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 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.

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