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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements that the author states to be missing from most venues during the war?
(a) Dissenting opinion.
(b) Originality.
(c) Distinctness.
(d) Excellence.

5. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Films.
(c) Novels.
(d) Public media.

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

7. What was one innovation in book publishing that came out of the war?
(a) Tight type setting.
(b) Movable type.
(c) Mass publication.
(d) Paper-back books.

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

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

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

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

12. Why did mainstream media outlets adopt the strategy of accentuating the positive?
(a) To stir up hatred for the enemy.
(b) To bolster morale.
(c) To keep military secrets away from the public.
(d) To control the flow of information.

13. Many idioms originating in the war might be described as which of the following?
(a) Ham-handed.
(b) Serious.
(c) Illogical.
(d) Crude.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who controlled access to war zones for public media staff?

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

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

4. Most idioms of the war arose from which source?

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

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