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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the French army do instead of censoring mail?
(a) Threw it away.
(b) Held it for two weeks.
(c) Held it for thirty days.
(d) Held it for six months.

2. According to Alfred Duckett, what bothered black soldiers most?
(a) The mistreatment of new recruits.
(b) The lack of opportunities for advancement.
(c) The treatment of their visiting wives and girlfriends.
(d) The lack of equal opportunities for combat.

3. What did Richard Leacock think was better about the army than Harvard?
(a) The army was more educational than Harvard.
(b) The army was more useful than Harvard.
(c) The army was more democratic than Harvard.
(d) The army was more rigorous than Harvard.

4. Why does Walter Rosenblum believe war photographers were privileged?
(a) They had a front row seat for history.
(b) They had access to army rations.
(c) They could live off base.
(d) They were popular.

5. What two ethnic groups does Charlie Miller believe have a "natural hatred" for each other?
(a) Americans and Japanese.
(b) Russians and Americans.
(c) Germans and Japanese.
(d) Russians and Germans.

6. What was a victory girl?
(a) A girl who joined the Women's Army Corps.
(b) A military nurse.
(c) A girl who sang with Bob Hope.
(d) A girl who danced at the USO and wrote letters to soldiers.

7. According to Tommy Corcoran, how did Germany support their propaganda machine?
(a) Anheuser-Busch's control of the beer market.
(b) Porsche's racing cars.
(c) Bayer's monopoly of the pharmaceutical business.
(d) Volkswagen's monopoly of the auto industry.

8. How many soldiers were killed when the ammunition dump at Port Chicago blew up?
(a) Five hundred.
(b) Fifty-seven.
(c) Three hundred and twenty.
(d) Two hundred.

9. How did Yasuko Kurachi Dower believe most Japanese civilians felt about the war?
(a) Ashamed.
(b) Enthusiastic.
(c) Resigned.
(d) Confused.

10. What is a thirteen-week wonder?
(a) A soldier who completed boot camp training.
(b) A new recruit.
(c) A soldier discharged for poor health.
(d) A product of Officers' Candidate School.

11. How does Olga Norwak characterize wartime romance?
(a) It moved more slowly.
(b) It moved faster.
(c) It was riskier.
(d) It was suspended until after the war.

12. What did Dr. Drude teach his high school students in Hamburg about the Nazis?
(a) The Nazis were incorruptible.
(b) The Nazis were unconquerable.
(c) The Nazis could be defeated.
(d) The Nazis were morally correct.

13. What was Battle Fatigue called during World War I?
(a) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(b) Shell shock.
(c) Restless leg syndrome.
(d) Attention deficit disorder.

14. According to Ray Wax, which country produced the toughest soldiers?
(a) Germany.
(b) Japan.
(c) The U.S.
(d) Russia.

15. What effect does Richard Leacock claim direct contact with death had upon him?
(a) He became sure he would be killed.
(b) He became unconcerned about dying.
(c) He became less fearful of dying.
(d) He became more fearful of dying.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Hans Goebler thankful that the Americans took their submarine prisoner?

2. According to Tommy Corcoran why did the Allies partner with Russia against the Axis?

3. How was Joseph Small released from the service?

4. Who did Jacques Raboud say were the most likely to survive prison camps?

5. What is the difference between an Anderson shelter and a Morrison shelter?

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