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 media presented the war effort as being which of the following?
(a) A struggle to the death.
(b) An unwinnable debacle.
(c) An immoral act of aggression.
(d) A good-versus-evil apocalypse.

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

3. What were depictions of combat conditions like in media of the era?
(a) Uninformed but impassioned.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Homogenized and sanitized.
(d) Inaccurate and varied.

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

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

6. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Reports from allied bombing raids.
(b) Great victories.
(c) Detailed accounts of campaigns.
(d) Biographies of individual soldiers.

7. Chapter 10 centers around the common soldier's perception of what characteristic of the war?
(a) Its progress.
(b) Its ideological nature.
(c) The technology used in it.
(d) Its diplomatic nature.

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

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

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

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

12. Most soldiers had no knowledge of their purpose in regards to what?
(a) The big picture.
(b) The local front.
(c) The operational directive.
(d) Their unit.

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

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

15. The term "Chad" originated where?
(a) Occupied Germany.
(b) England.
(c) Free France.
(d) America.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did most soldiers regard reading?

2. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?

3. What practice became popular at home during the war?

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

5. Overall, the example that Horizon set was which of the following?

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