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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was a soldier's primary source of information?
(a) Word of mouth.
(b) Stateside media.
(c) Official military publications.
(d) Hand bills and flyers.

2. Most of the efforts discussed in America and Britain were aimed at which of the following?
(a) Reducing use of products.
(b) Getting citizens to manufacture products in their space time.
(c) Increasing the resiliency of industry.
(d) Creating new products.

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

4. What type of novels became more popular during the war?
(a) War stories.
(b) Biographies.
(c) Classics.
(d) Mysteries.

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

6. What type of magazine was Horizon?
(a) A popular periodical.
(b) A political magazine.
(c) A news journal.
(d) A literary journal.

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

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

9. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?
(a) Flyers and handbills.
(b) Print Advertisements.
(c) Radio.
(d) Public Address.

10. How was God related to the war in the political and media interpretation in America?
(a) God wanted to war to end.
(b) God had allowed the war to happen.
(c) God wanted the German people to be punished.
(d) God was on the allies' side.

11. A typical soldier's amount of downtime would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Inordinate.
(b) Short and rare.
(c) Scarce.
(d) Reasonable.

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

13. Why were did the most enduring war novels come out of a certain time period?
(a) More writers were available.
(b) Novels were not censored at that time.
(c) A wider range of expression was tolerated.
(d) The mood of that time captured the total war effort.

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

15. What was the impact of the mainstream presentation of the war in the American media?
(a) It invalidated the wartime experience.
(b) It hurt the war effort.
(c) It belittled the soldiers in the war.
(d) It demoralized the troops.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the resources that the author cites specifically as being scarce during the war?

3. Creepback is a phenomenon occurring in what?

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

5. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?

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