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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Public media took its cues from what source?
(a) The executive branch.
(b) War planners.
(c) Military leaders.
(d) State media.

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

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

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

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

6. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?
(a) Films.
(b) Public media.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Novels.

7. How did most media outlets react to the requirements placed on them?
(a) They complied willingly.
(b) They accepted them grudgingly.
(c) They rarely complied.
(d) They secretly disobeyed them.

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

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

10. Many terms that persisted after the war had what quality?
(a) Meter.
(b) Patriotic meaning.
(c) Onomatopoeia.
(d) Alliteration.

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

12. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?
(a) Through statistics.
(b) Through prose and verse quotations.
(c) Through personal stories.
(d) Through anecdotes.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following best describes what the author believes about the US media's depiction of warfare?

4. How does the author establish the common soldier's opinion of the meaning of the war?

5. When were most enduring war novels written?

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