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 did MacArthur feel about the likelihood of a Japanese attack in the Philippines, immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor?

2. Of what brigade was MacArthur made the permanent commander during World War I?

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

4. Where did MacArthur win his fifth Silver Star?

5. In how many wars did MacArthur serve?

Short Essay Questions

1. Against whom did MacArthur campaign in 1952?

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

3. Who wanted MacArthur to run for President against Roosevelt in 1944 and how did MacArthur claim to feel about politics at that time?

4. Discuss the MacArthur family history.

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

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

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

8. Did General MacArthur's son Arthur follow in his footsteps and attend West Point?

9. What led to MacArthur's dismissal from the Army after fifty two years of service?

10. How important did MacArthur consider airplanes and aerial assaults during the War in the Pacific?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Compare and contrast MacArthur's relationships with General Pershing, Quezon, Admiral Nimitz, and Eisenhower. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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