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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13 - 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How were military blunders usually treated in official reports?
(a) They were censored.
(b) They were filed confidentially.
(c) They were omitted or distorted.
(d) They were meticulously analyzed.

2. Rumors about the axis frequently dealt with what subject?
(a) Their tenacity.
(b) Their superior weaponry.
(c) Their combat prowess.
(d) Their atrocities.

3. According to the author, real exposure to warfare had what effect on the beliefs of individual soldiers?
(a) It dispelled their illusions of meaning.
(b) It caused them to doubt their leaders.
(c) It caused them to become even more fervent.
(d) It rid them of their hopes and fears.

4. Who was the editor of Horizon?
(a) Stanley Milgram.
(b) Cyril Connolly.
(c) Anthony Edwards.
(d) Nigel Dennis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What practice became popular at home during the war?

2. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?

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

4. Public media took its cues from what source?

5. According to the author, what belief is typical of younger soldiers and not of older soldiers?

(see the answer key)

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