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General of the Armies: Quiz


Question 1: The United States at this point had no four star general rank (in Europe, the rank was known as ________ until the early 1800s and then simply as "General").
Spanish EmpireFrancisco FrancoCaptain GeneralSpain

Question 2: After the Civil War, the United States military lapsed into a period where the highest possible general officer rank was that of the two star ________.
BrigadierBrigadier GeneralMilitary rankMajor General

Question 3: The situation was touchy from a diplomatic viewpoint, since the five star General of the Army rank had been created largely to give American officers equal rank with ________ Field Marshals.
British ArmyBritish Armed ForcesTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)Royal Military Police

Question 4: The rank of Admiral of the Navy has only been held by one person in history, ________, and at the time of its creation this rank was considered little more than a four star Admiral with an added honorary title.
Philippine–American WarWilliam McKinleyGeorge DeweyPhilippine Revolution

Question 5: Following the use of the ________ in August 1945, and the subsequent Japanese surrender, the proposal for MacArthur's promotion was dropped by the United States Army.
Nuclear arms raceNuclear weaponNuclear weapons testingNuclear proliferation

Question 6: This was done in recognition of Pershing's performance as the commander of the ________.
Persian CampaignBrazil during World War IAmerican Expeditionary ForceRomania during World War I

Question 7: ________, who held a Civil War rank called "General of the Army of the United States", exercised the same authority as a General of the Armies in all but name.
Theodore RooseveltUlysses S. GrantDwight D. EisenhowerAbraham Lincoln

Question 8: Military service record of ________, Military Personnel Records Center
John J. PershingDwight D. EisenhowerGeorge MarshallDouglas MacArthur

Question 9: To that end, a proposal was discussed in the War Department to appoint ________ to the rank of of "General of the Armies" and have this position be considered a six star general rank.
Douglas MacArthurJohn J. PershingDwight D. EisenhowerGeorge Marshall

Question 10: Naval service record of ________, Military Personnel Records Center
Chester W. NimitzUnited States NavyUnited States Navy officer rank insigniaUnited States Naval Academy


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