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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10 - 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did most Americans believe the war would last?
(a) Six months.
(b) Three years.
(c) A few months.
(d) A year.

2. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?
(a) Report them quietly.
(b) Deny them.
(c) Forget them.
(d) Cover them thoroughly.

3. The author suggests that in warfare, blunders are how common?
(a) Ubiquitous.
(b) Extremely rare.
(c) Rare.
(d) Quite common.

4. What is unusual about the friendly-fire incident discussed in Chapter 2 and illustrated on page 18?
(a) It was covered up.
(b) It is still denied by military officials to this day.
(c) No one was hurt.
(d) The bombs were all duds.

5. In general, why was the stereotyping of enemy forces condoned and encouraged?
(a) To provide a distraction.
(b) To keep troops misinformed.
(c) To improve morale.
(d) To dehumanize the enemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did mainstream media outlets adopt the strategy of accentuating the positive?

2. According to the author, rumors are best described as fulfilling what role?

3. The author states that it was common for the media to suggest that individual soldiers died for what reason?

4. Which of the following is not a concept that the iconic pre-war image in Chapter 1 is said to convey?

5. In the American armed services, the term "chickenshit" referred to what?

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