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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did first-generation Japanese parents mean when they taught their children, gaman?
(a) Enjoy.
(b) Learn.
(c) Understand.
(d) Perservere.

2. Why does Robert Rasmus say he could remember people he knew for a short time many years ago?
(a) The war made everything more memorable.
(b) His short-term memory is weaker.
(c) They kept in touch over the years.
(d) He looks at the yearbooks from time to time.

3. How does Dellie Hahne believe military wives were regarded?
(a) Military wives were looked down upon.
(b) Military wives were venerated.
(c) Military wives were overprotected.
(d) Military wives were physically abused.

4. How did John Kenneth Galbraith say the bombing of Hamburg increased the German war effort?
(a) The bombing increased anti-Allied sentiments.
(b) It destroyed the homes of the most affluent and capable.
(c) Destroying businesses made workers available for the war plants.
(d) Destroying existing buildings made building materials available.

5. How does General William Buster feel about the Vietnam War?
(a) He thinks it was unnecessary.
(b) He thinks it was heroic.
(c) He thinks it was necessary.
(d) He thinks it was useless.

6. What was as important to Italian Americans as cars to mainstream Americans before WWII, according to Paul Pisicano?
(a) Fashion.
(b) Art.
(c) Opera.
(d) Cuisine.

7. What does Lekachman believe World War II veterans feel about their war experiences?
(a) They were better and more important then.
(b) They were fortunate then.
(c) They were gullible and deceived then.
(d) They were foolish and frightened then.

8. What did Sarah Killingsworth believe the war offered to her and her family?
(a) Jobs that paid well.
(b) A path for acceptance in the white world.
(c) Education.
(d) Training.

9. Who attacked Mexican youth in Los Angeles during the Zoot Suit riots?
(a) Football players.
(b) High school boys.
(c) Policemen.
(d) Servicemen.

10. Why was Peggy Terry happy during the war?
(a) She loved her job.
(b) For the first time, she had enough money.
(c) She enjoyed the sense of camaraderie.
(d) Shewanted to help defeat Hitler.

11. What changes does Admiral Larocque believe WWII caused in American national consciousness?
(a) Planning for war was unavoidable.
(b) Planning for war became permanently institutionalized.
(c) Planning for war was forever to be avoided.
(d) Planning for war was a religious act.

12. Which city suffered the highest death toll from American bombing?
(a) Dresden.
(b) Hiroshima.
(c) Tokyo.
(d) Nagasaki.

13. Why did Peter Bezich's son go to prison?
(a) He joined the Communist party.
(b) He burned the flag.
(c) He refused to be drafted.
(d) He tried to assassinate the president.

14. How did Frank Keegan respond to the bombing of Hiroshima?
(a) He thought it was a miracle because it was new technology.
(b) He thought it was horrible because it killed innocent people.
(c) He thought it was great because it stopped the war.
(d) He thought it was unnecessary because they were winning anyway.

15. What was each soldier's ration of cigarettes?
(a) A carton a week.
(b) A pack a day.
(c) A carton a day.
(d) A pack a week.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Robert Rasmus believe fighting the Russians would fail?

2. How long did a recruit from another country have to be in the U.S. army to become a citizen?

3. Why does Jack Short think the GI bill might have been detrimental in the long run?

4. How did Robert Rasmus feel about escaping the Battle of the Bulge because of the flu?

5. What did the Japanese code of war, Bushido, mean?

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