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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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(a) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.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

4. The soldiers' primary sources of information primarily focused on what subject?
(a) The conditions at home.
(b) The enemy.
(c) Military intelligence.
(d) The war effort.

5. 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.

6. 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) Distinctness.
(c) Excellence.
(d) Originality.

7. The media presented a view wherein the suffering of the nation's citizenry was linked to what?
(a) Lofty ideals.
(b) The enemy's aggression.
(c) A grand strategy.
(d) Necessary sacrifices.

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

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

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

11. Which of the following is NOT one of the resources that the author cites specifically as being scarce during the war?
(a) Binding boards.
(b) Ink.
(c) Paper.
(d) Glue.

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

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

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

15. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that the author states to have been almost totally marred by high-mindedness during the war?
(a) Reporting.
(b) Prose.
(c) Films.
(d) Poetry.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Citizens were considered subversive if they did not participate in what efforts?

4. Media outlets were concerned with the esprit de corps in what areas?

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

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