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Volume 4, Number 34, June 1, 1999

Using An Encyclopedia - U.S. Military Leaders

Use an encyclopedia or other source(s) to help you answer the questions.

1. Which statement about Sergeant Alvin York is true?

a. He was a World War II hero.
b. The government rewarded him by giving him a farm in Tennessee.
c. At first, he said he would not fight in a war.
d. He captured over 100 French soldiers.

2. Which statement about Douglas MacArthur is not true.

a. His father was an American Civil War hero.
b. He was a general during World War I.
c. He was in charge of the occupation of Japan at the end of World War II.
d. President Truman was upset when MacArthur tried to resign from the Army to run for president.

3. Which of the following statements about George Patton is not true?

a. He became a full general by the end of World War II.
b. He was for an aggressive military strategy.
c. He believed in treating former enemies in a harsh manner.
d. He died of injuries from a traffic accident.

4. Which of the following statements about Colin Powell is true?

a. He never actually became a general, but he’s been called by that title because he is very much admired.
b. He resigned in protest over the invasion of Panama.
c. He has held the highest U.S. military post.
d. He ran for president in 1996, but was soundly defeated.

Source: Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia


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