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. In what year was The Philippines made an independent commonwealth?

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

3. How many times was MacArthur married?

4. Who wanted MacArthur to resign from the army?

5. What did the plebes gain once MacArthur restructured the program and routine at West Point that they had not had before?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were some of MacArthur's weaknesses?

3. Who was MacArthur's first wife and why did the marriage end?

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

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

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

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

8. What were MacArthur's religious beliefs?

9. What was MacArthur's role in the Philippines once it was made a commonwealth in 1946?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss MacArthur's experience as superintendent of West Point and the changes he made in that office. How did his experience as a West Point cadet influence his plans for revamping the military academy's programs? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Douglas MacArthur's relationship with his mother and her influence on his marriages and career. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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