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. Later in the war, the media presented most allied victories as triumphs over what forces?
(a) Godlessness and evil.
(b) Superstition and slavery.
(c) Tyranny and oppression.
(d) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.

2. 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) Exotic foods.
(d) Meats.

3. How were most economies organized after the war began?
(a) They were almost entirely nationalized for war production.
(b) They were focused solely on wartime production.
(c) They were driven by free-market demands.
(d) They were divided evenly into war and peace production types.

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

5. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?
(a) Advertising jingles.
(b) Song.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Journalism.

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

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

8. Chapter 10 centers around the common soldier's perception of what characteristic of the war?
(a) The technology used in it.
(b) Its diplomatic nature.
(c) Its progress.
(d) Its ideological nature.

9. Which of the following was one of the major publishers to continue to produce books in the manner adopted during the war?
(a) Random House.
(b) Tyndale.
(c) Penguin.
(d) Harper Collins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one major product for which many improvised substitutes were devised?

2. How did most soldiers regard reading?

3. Citizens were considered subversive if they did not participate in what efforts?

4. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?

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

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