Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Uniformity.
(c) Lack of skilled editors.
(d) Censorship.

2. What type of story is specifically cited as being unlikely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) German bombing of allied cities.
(b) Massive casualties.
(c) Hardships of the front lines.
(d) Set backs during offensives.

3. How did advertisers and other companies think of the war?
(a) As a waste.
(b) As a cost of doing business.
(c) As a sales device.
(d) As a tragedy.

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

5. The author states that it was common for the media to suggest that individual soldiers died for what reason?
(a) Because of minor mistakes and chance events.
(b) The defense of liberty.
(c) Due to his own failings.
(d) To defeat Socialism.

6. How does the author establish the common soldier's opinion of the meaning of the war?
(a) Through prose and verse quotations.
(b) Through statistics.
(c) Through personal stories.
(d) Through anecdotes.

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

8. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?
(a) Advertising jingles.
(b) Journalism.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Song.

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

10. Media outlets were concerned with the esprit de corps in what areas?
(a) Abroad.
(b) At the front and at home.
(c) In headquarters.
(d) In Europe only.

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

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(c) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.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

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

14. Most soldiers believed that the meaning and purpose of the war was which of the following?
(a) Defeating fascism.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Nothing definable.
(d) Ideology.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a major media type that supported the predominant media sources?

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

3. What was the public reaction to censorship?

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

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

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