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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to a common stereotype, Chinese troops were consider to be what?
(a) Crack shots.
(b) Dependable.
(c) Cowardly.
(d) Ferocious.

2. The rumor about German sympathizers conveying intelligence to the enemy suggested that they were relaying what type of information?
(a) Troop locations.
(b) Troop movements.
(c) Air strike flight plans.
(d) Artillery locations.

3. According to the author, before the outbreak of war, what did Americans expect their military performance to be like?
(a) An unbroken series of hard-fought victories.
(b) A defensive struggle.
(c) A good record, mostly of victories.
(d) A short series of easy victories.

4. In the American armed services, the term "chickenshit" referred to what?
(a) Official disciplinary action.
(b) Hazing of enlisted by officers.
(c) Complaining among the enlisted men.
(d) The response of enlisted men to hazing.

5. Hazing occurred at what levels within the American military?
(a) At the middle and upper levels.
(b) At all levels.
(c) At the middle levels only.
(d) At the low-levels only.

6. Which of the following is not a concept that the iconic pre-war image in Chapter 1 is said to convey?
(a) Mobility.
(b) Military strength.
(c) Vitality.
(d) Military readiness.

7. According to one rumor, female axis agents were sent to the allies with what?
(a) Poison lipstick.
(b) Venereal diseases.
(c) Bombs.
(d) Concealable radios.

8. According to the rumor about servicemen's food, why was a certain substance added to their food?
(a) To drive them crazy in battle.
(b) To dampen their sexual ardor.
(c) To cause them to sleep less.
(d) To cause them to eat less.

9. According to the author, what was the last war in which soldiers were at least theoretically thought of as unique individuals with distinct identities?
(a) The American Civil War.
(b) World War I.
(c) The Crimean War.
(d) The Spanish-American War.

10. Casualties among bombers crews would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Low.
(b) High.
(c) Negligible.
(d) Non-existent.

11. What nation does the author believe to have military training particularly suited to the comparison that he draws?
(a) American.
(b) England.
(c) Russia.
(d) France.

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

13. Japanese troops were typically stereotyped as being what?
(a) Poor shots.
(b) Ignorant.
(c) Untrustworthy.
(d) Courageous.

14. How was the self-image of an individual soldier treated?
(a) As being totally irrelevant.
(b) With interest only from his squad mates.
(c) As a nuisance.
(d) With contempt.

15. How old were axis soldiers compared to allied soldiers?
(a) Slightly younger.
(b) Slightly older.
(c) About the same age.
(d) No accurate records exist for the axis.

Short Answer Questions

1. German soldiers were typically stereotyped as being which of the following?

2. Soldiers in their thirties were often called what?

3. Most proponents of precision bombing suggested that it be used to destroy what enemy targets?

4. How were military blunders usually treated in official reports?

5. Throughout Chapter 6, the author describes enlisted men as being which of the following?

(see the answer keys)

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