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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Creepback is a phenomenon occurring in what?
(a) Foundering offensives.
(b) Military intelligence.
(c) Artillery shelling.
(d) Aerial bombing.

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

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

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

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

6. 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?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Prose.
(c) Films.
(d) Reporting.

7. The soldiers' primary sources of information primarily focused on what subject?
(a) The conditions at home.
(b) Military intelligence.
(c) The war effort.
(d) The enemy.

8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Overall, the author believes that the political and media-based interpretation of the war was what?
(a) Intentionally deceitful.
(b) Detached from reality.
(c) Uninformed.
(d) Foolish.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?

2. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?

3. How accepting were most soldiers of the media's interpretation of the meaning of the war?

4. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?

5. What was the state of the global economy before the war began?

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