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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Most soldiers believed that their actual wartime experiences would be reported when?
(a) Soon after the war.
(b) Long after the war.
(c) Never.
(d) Only during the war.

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

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

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

5. Many terms that persisted after the war had what quality?
(a) Alliteration.
(b) Patriotic meaning.
(c) Meter.
(d) Onomatopoeia.

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

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

8. What type of magazine was Horizon?
(a) A literary journal.
(b) A political magazine.
(c) A news journal.
(d) A popular periodical.

9. Creepback is a phenomenon occurring in what?
(a) Foundering offensives.
(b) Artillery shelling.
(c) Military intelligence.
(d) Aerial bombing.

10. Which of the following is an example of an official idiom first used in World War II?
(a) Destroyer.
(b) Grunt.
(c) Radar.
(d) Scuba.

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

12. What other outlets are specifically cited in Chapter 13 for adopting the tone and texture of official media?
(a) Movies.
(b) Public service announcements.
(c) Fiction and poetry.
(d) Religious services.

13. What was one of the causes of the lack of quality in the media and other outlets during the war?
(a) Censorship.
(b) Lack of manpower.
(c) Lack of skilled editors.
(d) Uniformity.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Public media took its cues from what source?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?

4. How were most economies organized after the war began?

5. What was a soldier's primary source of information?

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