In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Marcos seize on local unrest in 1971?
(a) By purposely promoting criminal activity.
(b) By purposely straining the Philippine relationship with the United States.
(c) By purposely escalating the situation with "fake" incidents in order to declare martial law.
(d) By purposely send false information to the press.

2. By whom are the Japanese aided?
(a) Spain and England.
(b) China and India.
(c) France and Sweden.
(d) Germany and Italy.

3. What strengthens Ninoy's power?
(a) His abilities as a speaker.
(b) His funeral.
(c) His wife.
(d) His presidential campaign.

4. Realizing his position, what fateful decision does MacArthur make?
(a) To abandon Manila and moves his forces into more easily defendable Bataan.
(b) To stay in Manila, rather than travel to Bataan.
(c) To surrender to the Japanese.
(d) To abandon Manila and board ships for the United States.

5. Despite the shortcomings and unrealistic expectations, _______________ quickly becomes the most literate nation in southeast Asia.
(a) Japan.
(b) China.
(c) Fiji.
(d) The Philippines.

6. When does another insurgency group form in northern Luzon?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1978.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1965.

7. Who helps Quezon climb the ladder of Filipino culture?
(a) His Filipino elders.
(b) His American elders.
(c) His wife.
(d) His wealthy parents.

8. What type of defensive system does MacArthur envision?
(a) A Swedish-style defensive system.
(b) A Swiss-style defensive system.
(c) A Dutch-style defensive system.
(d) A Chinese-style defensive system.

9. What has the intelligence community worried?
(a) The country might grow in wealth and power and overshadow the United States.
(b) The country might collapse, with the Communist insurgency filling the vacuum.
(c) The country might grow stronger and become more powerful than the United States.
(d) The country might collapse, with the Socialist insurgency filling the vacuum.

10. What does MacArthur do once he divorces his wife?
(a) He becomes a priest.
(b) He takes a Filipino mistress.
(c) He vows to never marry again.
(d) He marries a Filipino woman.

11. What does U.S. Major General Edward King do on April 9, 1942?
(a) He surrenders the force of eighty thousand to the Japanese.
(b) He surrenders the force of eight hundred to the Japanese.
(c) He surrenders the force of eight thousand to the Japanese.
(d) He surrenders the force of eight hundred thousand to the Japanese.

12. As Marcos debates how he will sidestep the Philippine constitution to start an illegal third term in office, what does the local press worry?
(a) He "might become a stronger leader, once he has more experience during his third term in office."
(b) He "might do a better job during his third term in office."
(c) He "might try to continue being in power after three terms in office."
(d) He "might become a megalomaniac, drunk with his own importance [and] even consider enthroning himself as lifetime president or dictator."

13. In late December, what does Japanese Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma plan to do?
(a) Capture the main Philippine island of Luzon in just one hundred days.
(b) Capture the main Philippine island of Luzon in just ten days.
(c) Capture the main Philippine island of Luzon in just twenty days.
(d) Capture the main Philippine island of Luzon in just fifty days.

14. Why does Quezon go to Washington D.C.?
(a) He is a Filipino representative.
(b) He is invited by the President of the United States.
(c) He would like to see the nation's capital.
(d) He is running for an American political office.

15. What language is taught?
(a) Portuguese.
(b) Filipino.
(c) Spanish.
(d) English.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does MacArthur create much resentment?

2. How do some Filipinos feel as Marcos takes total power and crime plummets?

3. On what day is Pearl Harbor attacked?

4. When do the Philippines become officially independent?

5. Why is the investigation where Pearl Harbor commanders are punished short lived?

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