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

2. What was the first English phrase Japanese children learned after the war?
(a) "It wasn't my fault."
(b) "Merry Christmas to you, too."
(c) "Panel discussion."
(d) "Thank you very much."

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

4. What was a Victory Garden?
(a) A garden shaped like a V for victory.
(b) A military garden.
(c) A communal flower garden.
(d) A communal vegetable garden.

5. Why was Joseph Small tried for mutiny?
(a) He persuaded other men to refuse to work.
(b) He started a riot at Port Chicago.
(c) He refused to return to duty after the explosion at Port Chicago.
(d) He started the explosion at Port Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dr. Drude teach his high school students in Hamburg about the Nazis?

2. What did the French army do instead of censoring mail?

3. Why were the Japanese pleased when American officers chose their homes to occupy?

4. According to Alfred Duckett, what bothered black soldiers most?

5. What did Goebler see for the first time when the Americans rescued the German submarine crew?

Short Essay Questions

1. What made Sheril Cunning sad about John Wayne war movies?

2. What does Hans Gobeler believe is the greatest danger to the future of the world?

3. According to Yasuko Dower, what was different about American customs that she observed when the country was occupied by U.S. troops?

4. How did Ray Wax feel about his participation in the war?

5. Why did the FBI suspect the cartoonist, Milton Caniff?

6. According to Tommy Corcoran, what was Joseph Kennedy's strategy for the war?

7. Why does Jacques Raboud believe it will be difficult for his generation to erase hatred?

8. According to John Houseman, why was it important for the Office of War Information to broadcast defeats as well as victories?

9. What happened to the city children from London who were shipped to safer areas in the country during the war, according to John Baker?

10. According to Colonel Gleed, how did the study made by the War Department in 1925 affect the black community?

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