Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1 - 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states that most of the weapons issued to American armed forces suffered from what problems?
(a) They were too expensive.
(b) They were obsolete.
(c) They were poorly made.
(d) They were issued in insufficient numbers.

2. At the beginning of World War II, aerial combat was regarded as exemplifying what obsolescent ideal?
(a) Honor.
(b) Chivalry.
(c) Single combat.
(d) Dueling.

3. What types of bombers were believed to be key to the war-effort?
(a) Medium bombers.
(b) Jet-propelled bombers.
(c) Heavy bombers.
(d) Fighter-bombers.

4. Which of the following qualities of warfare does the author NOT suggest to be a contributing factor in military blunders?
(a) Chaos.
(b) Ruthlessness.
(c) Fluidity.
(d) Vastness.

5. How did the military handle blunders that resulted in casualties?
(a) By ignoring them.
(b) By attributing them to enemy action.
(c) By paying double insurance to grieving families.
(d) By covering them up.

Short Answer Questions

1. The airman discussed in one example of military blunders, and who was killed by English soldiers, belonged to what allied nation?

2. Even with advanced bombsights, bombs would routinely land how far away from their targets?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that most contemporaneous war histories depicted military blunders?

4. How did much of the American public react to initial reports of violence, chaos and casualty figures?

5. According to the author, before the outbreak of war, what did Americans expect their military performance to be like?

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