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. What were depictions of combat conditions like in media of the era?
(a) Homogenized and sanitized.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Inaccurate and varied.
(d) Uninformed but impassioned.

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

3. What type of novels became more popular during the war?
(a) Biographies.
(b) Classics.
(c) Mysteries.
(d) War stories.

4. Later in the war, the media presented most allied victories as triumphs over what forces?
(a) Tyranny and oppression.
(b) Godlessness and evil.
(c) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.
(d) Superstition and slavery.

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

6. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?
(a) Public media.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Films.
(d) Novels.

7. Overall, the author believes that the political and media-based interpretation of the war was what?
(a) Detached from reality.
(b) Foolish.
(c) Intentionally deceitful.
(d) Uninformed.

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

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

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

11. What was a soldier's primary source of information?
(a) Stateside media.
(b) Hand bills and flyers.
(c) Word of mouth.
(d) Official military publications.

12. Most of the efforts discussed in America and Britain were aimed at which of the following?
(a) Increasing the resiliency of industry.
(b) Reducing use of products.
(c) Getting citizens to manufacture products in their space time.
(d) Creating new products.

13. Citizens were considered subversive if they did not participate in what efforts?
(a) Home gardening.
(b) Donating metal for munitions.
(c) Supporting the troops.
(d) Recycling.

14. Why were did the most enduring war novels come out of a certain time period?
(a) More writers were available.
(b) A wider range of expression was tolerated.
(c) Novels were not censored at that time.
(d) The mood of that time captured the total war effort.

15. How completely did the mainstream media cover events of the war?
(a) They covered only a small part of the story.
(b) They covered small pieces from all sides of the story.
(c) They tried hard to tell the whole story.
(d) Their coverage was irregular and random.

Short Answer Questions

1. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?

2. Many terms that persisted after the war had what quality?

3. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?

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

5. Which of the following best describes how commonly the media falsified war stories?

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