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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many troops did the General in charge of the Japanese forces command in January of 1945?
(a) 150,000 troops.
(b) 275,000 troops.
(c) 175,000 troops.
(d) 250,000 troops.

2. How old were many of the Japanese soldiers guarding Abie Abraham and his comrades?
(a) 25 to 30 years of age.
(b) 17 to 18 years of age.
(c) 30 to 35 years of age.
(d) 40 to 45 years of age.

3. What did the Americans call the enemy surveillance planes?
(a) Eyes in the Sky.
(b) Photo Spies.
(c) Jap Eyes.
(d) Photo Joe.

4. How long did the Japanese continue the seaside massacre after they torched the air-raid shelters?
(a) After 2 to 3 hours.
(b) After 7 hours.
(c) After 5 hours.
(d) After 3 to 4 hours.

5. How long had it taken the prisoners to complete their building project at Puerto Princesa Prison Camp?
(a) Nearly three years.
(b) About two years.
(c) About a year and a half.
(d) Nearly four years.

6. Where was Lieutenant Edward "Tommie" Thomas from?
(a) Hastings, Michigan.
(b) Flint, Michigan.
(c) Lansing, Michigan.
(d) Grand Rapids, Michigan.

7. How far were the rangers from Cabanatuan when they stopped to begin marching on foot?
(a) 60 miles.
(b) 25 miles.
(c) 45 miles.
(d) 30 miles.

8. How many prisoners loaded into each boxcar?
(a) 100 prisoners.
(b) 75 prisoners.
(c) 50 prisoners.
(d) 125 prisoners.

9. On the morning of December 14, where did a Japanese seaplane spot a convoy of American destroyers and battleships?
(a) The Sulu Sea.
(b) The East China Sea.
(c) The South China Sea.
(d) The Sea of Japan.

10. Who was in charge of the Japanese forces that were retreating in January of 1945?
(a) General Goto.
(b) General Yamashita.
(c) General Yagasaki.
(d) General Saeda.

11. Where were the Rangers encamped on January 28, 1945?
(a) Rosales.
(b) Alcala.
(c) Calasio.
(d) Sison.

12. Who waded upon the shores of Luzon two days after Eugene Nielsen related the story of the massacre?
(a) Admiral Chester Nimitz.
(b) General Douglas MacArthur.
(c) Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery.
(d) General George S. Patton.

13. What did Cabanatuan mean?
(a) Place of the rivers.
(b) Place of goats.
(c) Place of rocks.
(d) Place of the headhunters.

14. When did the aerial attack begin on Luzon?
(a) On October 13.
(b) On November 11.
(c) On December 8.
(d) On January 2.

15. When did Eugene Nielsen tell about the torching of the air-raid shelters at Puerto Princesa Prison Camp on December 14?
(a) February 18, 1945.
(b) March 5, 1945.
(c) January 7, 1945.
(d) December 31, 1944.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the Rangers taking to give to the prisoners if the raid was successful?

2. How many men survived the massacre at Puerto Princesa?

3. What type of beach was at the edge of a cliff near the Puerto Princesa prison compound?

4. What type of gun did most Rangers, including Captain Prince, carry?

5. Of all the prisoners who passed through O'Donnell, how many died there?

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