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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What author is specifically credited with producing an accurate memoir of the war?
(a) Robert M. Citino.
(b) Stephen Ambrose.
(c) Eugene B. Sledge.
(d) B. H. Liddell Hart.

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

3. 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) Many became renowned writers.
(c) It led to increased censorship.
(d) Many went on to seek higher education.

4. How did advertisers and other companies think of the war?
(a) As a tragedy.
(b) As a cost of doing business.
(c) As a waste.
(d) As a sales device.

5. Overall, the reading experience of most citizens and soldiers could best be described as which of the following?
(a) Exciting.
(b) Challenging.
(c) Monotonous.
(d) Basic.

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

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

8. 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 wanted the German people to be punished.
(c) God was on the allies' side.
(d) God wanted to war to end.

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

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

11. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?
(a) Streets were interrupted by large barricades.
(b) Certain unmarked fields were filled with land mines.
(c) Roadway signs and building addresses were removed.
(d) Every male citizen was issued a rifle.

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

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

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

15. The author states that it was common for the media to suggest that individual soldiers died for what reason?
(a) Due to his own failings.
(b) The defense of liberty.
(c) Because of minor mistakes and chance events.
(d) To defeat Socialism.

Short Answer Questions

1. To soldiers, war reporting lacked what familiar element?

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

3. 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?

4. How did most media outlets react to the requirements placed on them?

5. The compensation from the title of Chapter 15 refers to what?

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