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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?
(a) Deny them.
(b) Forget them.
(c) Cover them thoroughly.
(d) Report them quietly.

2. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Great victories.
(b) Biographies of individual soldiers.
(c) Reports from allied bombing raids.
(d) Detailed accounts of campaigns.

3. How closely did the official and public media outlets coordinate their coverage?
(a) They had no coordination.
(b) They colluded closely together.
(c) They competed with each other.
(d) They communicated only occasionally.

4. Why did mainstream media outlets adopt the strategy of accentuating the positive?
(a) To stir up hatred for the enemy.
(b) To control the flow of information.
(c) To keep military secrets away from the public.
(d) To bolster morale.

5. Overall, the example that Horizon set was which of the following?
(a) Positive.
(b) Subversive.
(c) Unimportant.
(d) Negative.

6. The compensation from the title of Chapter 15 refers to what?
(a) Good things that came out of the war.
(b) Pay for soldiers.
(c) Allied victories.
(d) The upside of excessive patriotism.

7. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?
(a) Print Advertisements.
(b) Public Address.
(c) Radio.
(d) Flyers and handbills.

8. Most soldiers believed that their actual wartime experiences would be reported when?
(a) Only during the war.
(b) Soon after the war.
(c) Never.
(d) Long after the war.

9. Chapter 10 centers around the common soldier's perception of what characteristic of the war?
(a) Its ideological nature.
(b) Its progress.
(c) The technology used in it.
(d) Its diplomatic nature.

10. Most idioms of the war arose from which source?
(a) Newspapers.
(b) Official reports.
(c) Soldiers.
(d) Citizens.

11. Many terms that persisted after the war had what quality?
(a) Patriotic meaning.
(b) Meter.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Onomatopoeia.

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

13. How did the media handle the worst aspects of the war?
(a) By covering them up.
(b) By using euphemisms.
(c) By attributing them to the enemy.
(d) By ignoring them.

14. According to the author, real exposure to warfare had what effect on the beliefs of individual soldiers?
(a) It rid them of their hopes and fears.
(b) It dispelled their illusions of meaning.
(c) It caused them to become even more fervent.
(d) It caused them to doubt their leaders.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the impact of the relatively large number of books read by some servicemen during the war?

3. What impact of Horizon is considered briefly at the end of Chapter 15?

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

5. What type of novels became more popular during the war?

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