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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the average soldiers believe about the meaning of the war?
(a) They are in full support of it.
(b) They strongly disapprove of it.
(c) They had no ideas about it.
(d) They have strong opinions about it.

2. Who was the editor of Horizon?
(a) Nigel Dennis.
(b) Stanley Milgram.
(c) Cyril Connolly.
(d) Anthony Edwards.

3. Contrary to the media's presentation, the author believed that most allied victories were due to what factors?
(a) Skill and courage.
(b) Mass production and good strategy.
(c) Air power and individual leadership.
(d) Luck and boldness.

4. Overall, the reading experience of most citizens and soldiers could best be described as which of the following?
(a) Exciting.
(b) Challenging.
(c) Basic.
(d) Monotonous.

5. A typical soldier's amount of downtime would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Reasonable.
(b) Short and rare.
(c) Scarce.
(d) Inordinate.

6. What qualifications did reporters need in order to gain access to war zones?
(a) Immediate family serving in the war.
(b) Compliance with military guidelines.
(c) Signed statements of confidentiality.
(d) Non German or Japanese heritage.

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

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

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

10. Overall, the media presented the war effort as being which of the following?
(a) A good-versus-evil apocalypse.
(b) An unwinnable debacle.
(c) A struggle to the death.
(d) An immoral act of aggression.

11. Creepback is a phenomenon occurring in what?
(a) Military intelligence.
(b) Artillery shelling.
(c) Foundering offensives.
(d) Aerial bombing.

12. When were most enduring war novels written?
(a) Before America's entry into the war.
(b) During the later days of the war.
(c) During the early days of the war.
(d) After the war.

13. What was one of the causes of the lack of quality in the media and other outlets during the war?
(a) Lack of manpower.
(b) Censorship.
(c) Uniformity.
(d) Lack of skilled editors.

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

15. What was the impact of the mainstream presentation of the war in the American media?
(a) It demoralized the troops.
(b) It belittled the soldiers in the war.
(c) It invalidated the wartime experience.
(d) It hurt the war effort.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one way that soldiers perceived of the war?

2. How did advertisers change their strategies during the war?

3. Overall, the deprivation faced by American and British citizens would best be described as which of the following?

4. Later in the war, the media presented most allied victories as triumphs over what forces?

5. What was the state of the global economy before the war began?

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