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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Overall, the author believes that the political and media-based interpretation of the war was what?
(a) Uninformed.
(b) Detached from reality.
(c) Foolish.
(d) Intentionally deceitful.

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

3. Which of the following is NOT one way that soldiers perceived of the war?
(a) Inconvenient.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Uncomfortable.
(d) Unjust.

4. How accepting were most soldiers of the media's interpretation of the meaning of the war?
(a) Most secretly believed it for their entire tour.
(b) Few believed any of it.
(c) Most believed small parts of it.
(d) Most new recruits believed it.

5. The deprivation that the title of Chapter 14 refers to is a deprivation of what resource?
(a) Free trade.
(b) Information.
(c) Freedoms.
(d) Material goods.

6. What practice became popular at home during the war?
(a) Home defense drills.
(b) Marches.
(c) Parades.
(d) Group-singing.

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

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(b) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.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

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

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

11. Why did most media outlets adopts their reaction to the requirements placed on them?
(a) Due to competition.
(b) Because of federal mandates.
(c) Out of professionalism.
(d) They felt it was a patriotic duty.

12. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?
(a) Report them quietly.
(b) Cover them thoroughly.
(c) Forget them.
(d) Deny them.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the public reaction to censorship?

2. Most soldiers had no knowledge of their purpose in regards to what?

3. What type of novels became more popular during the war?

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

5. How did advertisers and other companies think of the war?

(see the answer keys)

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