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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?
(a) Safety.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Enfranchisement.

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

4. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?
(a) Journalism.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Song.
(d) Advertising jingles.

5. Which of the following is NOT a major media type that supported the predominant media sources?
(a) Film.
(b) Magazines.
(c) Public Address.
(d) Books.

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

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

8. What was the state of the global economy before the war began?
(a) Boom.
(b) Depression.
(c) Steady growth.
(d) Recession.

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. The compensation from the title of Chapter 15 refers to what?
(a) Pay for soldiers.
(b) Good things that came out of the war.
(c) Allied victories.
(d) The upside of excessive patriotism.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, real exposure to warfare had what effect on the beliefs of individual soldiers?

2. Overall, the media presented the war effort as being which of the following?

3. What was the physical quality of most literary works produced during the war?

4. What did the average soldiers believe about the meaning of the war?

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that the author states to have been almost totally marred by high-mindedness during the war?

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