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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How common was the use of alcohol as an anodyne?
(a) Ubiquitous.
(b) Uncommon.
(c) Frequent.
(d) Rare.

2. Italians were considered to prefer which of the following to war?
(a) Diplomacy.
(b) Drinking.
(c) The high-life.
(d) Women.

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

4. How important was a rumor's accuracy and predictive success for its tendency to spread?
(a) Success was crucially important.
(b) Success was usually ignored.
(c) Success was not important at all.
(d) Success usually ended a rumor.

5. The author suggests that before the outbreak of war, the American military was prepared for what type of performance?
(a) Rapid deployment.
(b) Light duty.
(c) Heavy duty.
(d) Extended duty.

6. The airman discussed in one example of military blunders, and who was killed by English soldiers, belonged to what allied nation?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Morocco.
(c) France.
(d) Poland.

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

8. How did most Americans regard Pearl Harbor?
(a) As a well-executed attack.
(b) As an aberration.
(c) As the typical type of battle to be expected.
(d) As a normal combat engagement.

9. Most hazing would best be described as what?
(a) Tedious.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Doctrinal.
(d) Creative.

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

11. American's believed that what typically American resource would allow them to win the war?
(a) Industry.
(b) Improvisation.
(c) Individualism.
(d) Know-how.

12. What drink were Royal Navy servicemen issued with?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Rum.
(c) Gin.
(d) Schnapps.

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

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

15. In the iconic pre-war image discussed in Chapter 1, the soldiers are driving what sort of vehicle?
(a) A tank.
(b) Motorcycles.
(c) A jeep.
(d) A half-track.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what was the unstated purpose of the use of inveterate profanity?

2. Soldiers in their thirties were often called what?

3. In the iconic pre-war image discussed in Chapter 1, the soldiers are best described as being which of the following?

4. Why is Julian Maclaren-Ross discussed in the book?

5. The author suggests that disliked soldiers were more likely to be selected for what type of duty?

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