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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Ted Allenby promise the homosexual soldiers in his chaplaincy?
(a) "I will fight for your civil rights."
(b) "I will pave the way for you to stay in the military."
(c) "I will pave the way for you to get out of the military."
(d) "I will guarantee your veteran's benefits."

2. What does Peter Ota tell us is worse than death in Japanese culture?
(a) Dishonesty.
(b) Shame.
(c) Unkindness.
(d) Fear.

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

4. Why does Richard Prendergast say the pillboxes were of no use to the infantrymen?
(a) They were hiding places for German infantrymen.
(b) They faced the wrong way.
(c) The soldiers had to keep marching past them.
(d) They had all been blasted to pieces.

5. What does the classification 4E mean to a soldier?
(a) Premature anti-Fascist.
(b) Potential Communist.
(c) Conscientious objector.
(d) Unfit for active duty.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Robert Rasmus believe the Americans should be grateful to the Russians?

2. What does John Ciardi believe could make anyone savage?

3. What was as important to Italian Americans as cars to mainstream Americans before WWII, according to Paul Pisicano?

4. As soon as Japan surrendered, what did American soldiers do in Japan, according to Akira Miuri?

5. Why did Peter Bezich's son go to prison?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the respondents feel about the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima?

2. According to Paul Pisicano, how was WWII different for Italian Americans?

3. Why were civilians unkind to wounded war veterans, according to Betty Hutchinson?

4. What did Peter Ota say was different about Japanese-American culture before the war?

5. How did Dellie Hahne see women's role in the war effort?

6. How were the American prisoners of war treated by the German guards?

7. What are some instances of Americans killing each other by accident, foolishness or carelessness?

8. Why does Peter Bezich feel bitter about the war?

9. According to Admiral Gene Larocque, what were the negative long-range effects of WWII within the United States?

10. How did Betty Hutchinson's feelings about war change over time?

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