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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Ernie Pyle was notable for taking great pains in his writing to list what?
(a) An individual's characteristics.
(b) Medals and citations.
(c) Names of enlisted men.
(d) Place names.

3. Compared with the enlisted men, officers would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Cowardly.
(c) Aggressive.
(d) Entitled.

4. Throughout Chapter 6, the author describes enlisted men as being which of the following?
(a) Faceless.
(b) Pitiable.
(c) Ignorant.
(d) Poor.

5. According to the author, the hazing of enlisted men by officers would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Rare.
(b) Official policy.
(c) Uncommon.
(d) Pervasive.

6. Talismans were believed to perform what function?
(a) Bring the soldier luck.
(b) Give the soldier physical strength.
(c) Protect the soldier in combat.
(d) Allow the soldier to recover from wounds.

7. German soldiers were typically stereotyped as being which of the following?
(a) Unthinkingly loyal.
(b) Bloodthirsty berserkers.
(c) Incredibly strong.
(d) Extremely stealthy.

8. The drinking among servicemen when alcohol was freely available would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Social.
(b) Excessive.
(c) Reasonable.
(d) Jovial.

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

10. 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 readiness.
(c) Vitality.
(d) Military strength.

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

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

13. Why is Julian Maclaren-Ross discussed in the book?
(a) He denounced precision bombing doctrine.
(b) He created precision bombing doctrine.
(c) He committed many blunders.
(d) He committed almost no blunders.

14. The author compares military training to which of the following?
(a) The classic Greek gymnasium.
(b) A crucible.
(c) Public school.
(d) Police force training.

15. According to the author, what was the unstated purpose of the use of inveterate profanity?
(a) To differentiate officers and enlisted men.
(b) To create camaraderie between officers and enlisted men.
(c) To demean enlisted men.
(d) To set officers apart since only they could use it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the "Unread Books" to which Chapter 5's title alludes?

2. Heavy drinking and womanizing caused problems for the army in what area?

3. The frequency of prostitution and ephemeral romantic relationships would best be described as which of the following?

4. What was the name of the technologically advanced bombsight used by American bombers?

5. According to the stereotype about Chinese troops, they could survive indefinitely if provided with what?

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