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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.
(b) They reminded people of a better time.
(c) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.
(d) The subject was not limited to the war.

2. How did most soldiers regard reading?
(a) They loved it as a pastime.
(b) They regarded it as pointless.
(c) They engaged in it only when there were no alternatives.
(d) They looked down on it.

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

4. Which of the following is one major type of resource that American citizens were deprived of during the war?
(a) Meats.
(b) Tea.
(c) Wood for construction.
(d) Exotic foods.

5. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Homogeneous.
(b) Deceitful.
(c) Random.
(d) Inadequate.

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

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

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

9. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Safety.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Enfranchisement.

10. Which of the following was one of the major publishers to continue to produce books in the manner adopted during the war?
(a) Random House.
(b) Penguin.
(c) Harper Collins.
(d) Tyndale.

11. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?
(a) Roadway signs and building addresses were removed.
(b) Certain unmarked fields were filled with land mines.
(c) Every male citizen was issued a rifle.
(d) Streets were interrupted by large barricades.

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

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

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

15. How was God related to the war in the political and media interpretation in America?
(a) God wanted to war to end.
(b) God had allowed the war to happen.
(c) God wanted the German people to be punished.
(d) God was on the allies' side.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author regard the deprivation of soldiers as unremarkable?

2. How does the author establish the common soldier's opinion of the meaning of the war?

3. Chapter 10 centers around the common soldier's perception of what characteristic of the war?

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

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

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