Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What group of soldiers were most cynical about their experiences?
(a) Paratroopers.
(b) Infantry.
(c) Front line troops.
(d) Bomber crews.

7. 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.

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

9. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) The subject was not limited to the war.
(b) They reminded people of a better time.
(c) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.
(d) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.

10. Overall, the deprivation faced by American and British citizens would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Random and barely noticeable.
(b) Periodic and intense.
(c) Unbearable and grinding.
(d) Constant and low-level.

11. Which of the following is NOT one way that soldiers perceived of the war?
(a) Unjust.
(b) Uncomfortable.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Inconvenient.

12. Which of the following best describes what the author believes about the US media's depiction of warfare?
(a) It was inadequate.
(b) It was generally accurate.
(c) It was misleading.
(d) It was falsified.

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

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

15. Many idioms originating in the war might be described as which of the following?
(a) Illogical.
(b) Ham-handed.
(c) Crude.
(d) Serious.

Short Answer Questions

1. How completely did the mainstream media cover events of the war?

2. Later in the war, the media presented most allied victories as triumphs over what forces?

3. How did advertisers change their strategies during the war?

4. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?

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

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