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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What were newsmen in the OWI not allowed to do?
(a) Broadcast commentary.
(b) Broadcast news.
(c) Broadcast breaking stories.
(d) Broadcast non-official news.

3. After the war, how did the community in Long Beach change, according to Sheril Cunning?
(a) People were tired of sacrifice and began to complain.
(b) People pulled together to rebuild.
(c) People welcomed the returning soldiers.
(d) People were proud to sacrifice.

4. Why didn't Henry Hatfield want to broadcast the destruction done to German cities?
(a) He thought other stories were more compelling.
(b) He didn't think Americans wanted to gloat.
(c) He was heartsick at the ruins he observed.
(d) He thought Germany was old news.

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

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

7. According to Bill Mauldin, what did Russia waste after the war?
(a) British support.
(b) Food and supplies.
(c) The lives of their soldiers.
(d) American good will.

8. What was a shadow box?
(a) A place to show movies.
(b) A place to make movies.
(c) A place to hide during strafing.
(d) A place to take photos.

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

10. What were the two big top secret projects?
(a) The Manhattan Project and the Arctic Circle Project.
(b) The D-Day Project and the V-J Day Project.
(c) The Antarctic Project and the Los Alamos Project.
(d) The China Project and the Brooklyn Project.

11. What did American soldiers do on the streets of Japan that was considered bad manners?
(a) Drink alcohol.
(b) Flirt with women.
(c) Smoke.
(d) Chew gum.

12. Why was George Page able to buy beachfront property cheaply during the war?
(a) People weren't interested in buying real estate.
(b) People expected a Japanese invasion.
(c) People were only building in the cities.
(d) People had no money to invest.

13. What proportion of the inhabitants of Leningrad died when Hitler's forces laid siege to the city?
(a) Two-thirds.
(b) One-fourth.
(c) One-third.
(d) One-half.

14. What did Joseph Levine say that Jewish children begged for after the war?
(a) Schooling.
(b) Entertainment.
(c) Clothing.
(d) Food.

15. What is the difference between an Anderson shelter and a Morrison shelter?
(a) The Anderson shelter was provisioned with food.
(b) The Anderson shelter held twice as many people as a Morrison shelter.
(c) The Anderson shelter was outdoors; the Morrison shelter was in the living room.
(d) The Morrison shelter was indoors; the Anderson shelter was outdoors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kept Joseph Small from being injured when the barracks in Port Chicago was demolished?

2. How did Yasuko Kurachi Dower believe most Japanese civilians felt about the war?

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

4. What two ethnic groups does Charlie Miller believe have a "natural hatred" for each other?

5. According to Joe Marcus, why are military men sympathetic to business?

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