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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The frequency of prostitution and ephemeral romantic relationships would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Infrequent.
(b) Constant.
(c) Almost non-existent.
(d) Rare.

2. What term does the author not use as an example of vocabulary intended to demean enlisted men?
(a) Pup tent.
(b) Dog tags.
(c) Stray.
(d) Dogface.

3. Americans believed that heavy bombers had what quality?
(a) Perfect accuracy.
(b) Stealth.
(c) Invincibility.
(d) Unlimited mobility.

4. 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.

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

6. Soldiers in their thirties were often called what?
(a) Gramps.
(b) Grizzly.
(c) Old man.
(d) Pop.

7. In the iconic pre-war image discussed in Chapter 1, what are the soldiers towing?
(a) Ammunition and supplies.
(b) A light field-piece.
(c) Heavy artillery.
(d) A destroyed enemy vehicle.

8. A blunder that causes one force to misidentify another, whether it be friendly or hostile, is called what?
(a) A recognition error.
(b) An intel-reconnaissance failure.
(c) A target acquisition error.
(d) An identification failure.

9. What factor does the author cite as being the most important in causing one force to misidentify another?
(a) The use of new battalion insignia.
(b) Differing service branches.
(c) The use of camouflage.
(d) Differing nationalities.

10. What conditions caused servicemen to set aside the preoccupation with women as objects of sexualized desire?
(a) Combat.
(b) Movement to the front.
(c) Extended foreign deployments.
(d) Deployment.

11. The author suggests that most people prefer to feel that their lives have what?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Excitement.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Purpose.

12. What was one way that the military controlled the reports of blunders coming from embedded reporters?
(a) Trickery.
(b) Threats.
(c) Censorship.
(d) Bribery.

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

14. Which of the following does the author not list as a cause of the increasing lack of individuality with which solders were treated?
(a) Military training.
(b) Huge numbers of casualties.
(c) The ideological nature of the war.
(d) Constant flow of reinforcements.

15. Most proponents of precision bombing suggested that it be used to destroy what enemy targets?
(a) Ground troops.
(b) Fortifications.
(c) Industry.
(d) Civilian populations.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How important was a rumor's accuracy and predictive success for its tendency to spread?

4. What belief about the Japanese caused Americans to think that their war with Japan would end quickly?

5. According to the author, most of the well-known novels about WWII are really about what?

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