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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When were most enduring war novels written?
(a) After the war.
(b) Before America's entry into the war.
(c) During the later days of the war.
(d) During the early days of the war.

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

4. How did most media outlets react to the requirements placed on them?
(a) They rarely complied.
(b) They accepted them grudgingly.
(c) They complied willingly.
(d) They secretly disobeyed them.

5. Most of the efforts discussed in America and Britain were aimed at which of the following?
(a) Creating new products.
(b) Getting citizens to manufacture products in their space time.
(c) Reducing use of products.
(d) Increasing the resiliency of industry.

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

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

8. Why were did the most enduring war novels come out of a certain time period?
(a) More writers were available.
(b) The mood of that time captured the total war effort.
(c) A wider range of expression was tolerated.
(d) Novels were not censored at that time.

9. Contrary to the media's presentation, the author believed that most allied victories were due to what factors?
(a) Luck and boldness.
(b) Skill and courage.
(c) Mass production and good strategy.
(d) Air power and individual leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

15. What impact of Horizon is considered briefly at the end of Chapter 15?
(a) Its impact on state media.
(b) Its impact on contemporary journalistic style.
(c) Its continuing impact.
(d) Its understated impact.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that American soldiers were usually portrayed by the media?

2. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?

3. What type of story is specifically cited as being unlikely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?

4. Books produced specifically for servicemen were made specially in what way?

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements that the author states to be missing from most venues during the war?

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