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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) The subject was not limited to the war.
(b) They reminded people of a better time.
(c) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.
(d) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.

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

3. Most soldiers believed that the meaning and purpose of the war was which of the following?
(a) Defeating fascism.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Ideology.
(d) Nothing definable.

4. Overall, the deprivation faced by American and British citizens would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Unbearable and grinding.
(b) Random and barely noticeable.
(c) Constant and low-level.
(d) Periodic and intense.

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

6. What was the impact of the relatively large number of books read by some servicemen during the war?
(a) It increased dissent and rationality in the enlisted ranks.
(b) It led to increased censorship.
(c) Many went on to seek higher education.
(d) Many became renowned writers.

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(b) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.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

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

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

10. What was the public reaction to censorship?
(a) It was tolerated occasionally.
(b) It was accepted.
(c) It was railed against.
(d) It was not generally known of.

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

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

13. When were most enduring war novels written?
(a) During the later days of the war.
(b) During the early days of the war.
(c) After the war.
(d) Before America's entry into the war.

14. Which of the following best describes how commonly the media falsified war stories?
(a) Only when necessary to cover up a defeat.
(b) Often, in order to confuse the enemy.
(c) Only when positive stories were lacking.
(d) Almost never.

15. What did the average soldiers believe about the meaning of the war?
(a) They had no ideas about it.
(b) They strongly disapprove of it.
(c) They have strong opinions about it.
(d) They are in full support of it.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The media presented a view wherein the suffering of the nation's citizenry was linked to what?

3. What impact of Horizon is considered briefly at the end of Chapter 15?

4. Contrary to the media's presentation, the author believed that most allied victories were due to what factors?

5. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?

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