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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that American soldiers were usually portrayed by the media?
(a) Successful.
(b) Happy.
(c) Experienced.
(d) Constructive.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements that the author states to be missing from most venues during the war?
(a) Dissenting opinion.
(b) Originality.
(c) Distinctness.
(d) Excellence.

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

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

6. Books produced specifically for servicemen were made specially in what way?
(a) They were bound with extra strength.
(b) They came with waterproof covers.
(c) They usually had a steel backing.
(d) They were sized to fit in their pockets.

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

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

9. 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.

10. What was the physical quality of most literary works produced during the war?
(a) They were printed on inferior paper.
(b) They were generally of acceptable quality.
(c) There were frequent misprints and typos.
(d) They were poorly bound.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes what the author believes about the US media's depiction of warfare?

2. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?

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

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

5. How did the media handle the worst aspects of the war?

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