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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 worried Peggy Terry when the tetryl she was working with turned her hair orange?
(a) The toxic ingredients might make her sick.
(b) Other women would think she had dyed her hair.
(c) The toxic fumes might kill her.
(d) The toxic ingredients might make her sterile.

2. How did Robert Rasmus feel about escaping the Battle of the Bulge because of the flu?
(a) He was relieved.
(b) He was thrilled.
(c) He was thankful.
(d) He was heartbroken.

3. Why did the girls in Panama avoid the officers from the battleship Arkansas?
(a) The enlisted sailors took all the girls.
(b) The enlisted sailors told the girls the officers had gonorrhea.
(c) The enlisted sailors told the girls the officers were married.
(d) The enlisted sailors told the girls the officers were prisoners.

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

5. What did Admiral Larocque think of the Japanese during the war?
(a) The Japanese were wily and clever.
(b) The Japanese were unbeatable.
(c) The Japanese were a superior race.
(d) The Japanese were a lesser species.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the Germans want to keep the American prisoners of war out of Allied hands?

2. Why was Peter Bezich ordered to sell his boat?

3. What did Sarah Killingsworth believe the war offered to her and her family?

4. Why did Mike Royko spent nights in a pitch-black apartment as a child during the war?

5. What did Robert Rasmus think when he saw the ambulances arriving on the morning his group was attacking?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Robert Lekachman and E.B. Sledge feel about their efforts in the war?

2. What was the Japanese code of bushido, and what difference did it make to American fighting men?

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

4. How did Pauline Kael feel about the movies during World War II?

5. How did Bill Bailey run afoul of the law?

6. Why were the troops not allowed to keep diaries of their experiences and what effect did that prohibition have?

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

8. How does Sarah Killingsworth feel now about the war?

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

10. How does Urusula Bender say the war was different for children?

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