Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?
(a) Through personal stories.
(b) Through prose and verse quotations.
(c) Through anecdotes.
(d) Through statistics.

2. Censorship usually consisted of what?
(a) Editing out sections of books before printing.
(b) Condemning certain publishers.
(c) Not printing certain books.
(d) Burning subversive books.

3. Which of the following best describes how commonly the media falsified war stories?
(a) Only when positive stories were lacking.
(b) Often, in order to confuse the enemy.
(c) Almost never.
(d) Only when necessary to cover up a defeat.

4. What author is specifically credited with producing an accurate memoir of the war?
(a) Robert M. Citino.
(b) B. H. Liddell Hart.
(c) Eugene B. Sledge.
(d) Stephen Ambrose.

5. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?
(a) Streets were interrupted by large barricades.
(b) Certain unmarked fields were filled with land mines.
(c) Every male citizen was issued a rifle.
(d) Roadway signs and building addresses were removed.

6. Public media took its cues from what source?
(a) State media.
(b) War planners.
(c) Military leaders.
(d) The executive branch.

7. What group of soldiers were most cynical about their experiences?
(a) Front line troops.
(b) Bomber crews.
(c) Infantry.
(d) Paratroopers.

8. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) The subject was not limited to the war.
(b) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.
(c) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.
(d) They reminded people of a better time.

9. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Safety.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Enfranchisement.

10. The term "Chad" originated where?
(a) Occupied Germany.
(b) England.
(c) America.
(d) Free France.

11. What is one major product for which many improvised substitutes were devised?
(a) Gasoline.
(b) Bread.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Butter.

12. How did advertisers and other companies think of the war?
(a) As a cost of doing business.
(b) As a tragedy.
(c) As a sales device.
(d) As a waste.

13. What was the state of the global economy before the war began?
(a) Boom.
(b) Recession.
(c) Steady growth.
(d) Depression.

14. How were most economies organized after the war began?
(a) They were focused solely on wartime production.
(b) They were divided evenly into war and peace production types.
(c) They were almost entirely nationalized for war production.
(d) They were driven by free-market demands.

15. "Accentuate the positive" describes a media strategy to do what?
(a) Write in a positive way.
(b) Deny cover ups and scandals.
(c) Emphasize American successes.
(d) Keep American's thoroughly informed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Most of the efforts discussed in America and Britain were aimed at which of the following?

2. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?

3. Most soldiers believed that their actual wartime experiences would be reported when?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the resources that the author cites specifically as being scarce during the war?

5. The deprivation that the title of Chapter 14 refers to is a deprivation of what resource?

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