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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?
(a) Forget them.
(b) Cover them thoroughly.
(c) Report them quietly.
(d) Deny them.

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

3. How did advertisers change their strategies during the war?
(a) They linked their campaigns to military campaigns.
(b) They linked their products to the war effort.
(c) They marketed primarily to the military planners.
(d) They distanced their products from the war.

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

5. What type of story is specifically cited as being unlikely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Massive casualties.
(b) Hardships of the front lines.
(c) German bombing of allied cities.
(d) Set backs during offensives.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Overall, the example that Horizon set was which of the following?
(a) Negative.
(b) Positive.
(c) Subversive.
(d) Unimportant.

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Media outlets were concerned with the esprit de corps in what areas?

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

4. What was the impact of the relatively large number of books read by some servicemen during the war?

5. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?

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