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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following is an example of an official idiom first used in World War II?
2. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements that the author states to be missing from most venues during the war?
(b) Dissenting opinion.
3. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?
(b) Flyers and handbills.
(c) Public Address.
(d) Print Advertisements.
4. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that American soldiers were usually portrayed by the media?
5. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?
6. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?
(a) Report them quietly.
(b) Deny them.
(c) Forget them.
(d) Cover them thoroughly.
7. What practice became popular at home during the war?
(c) Home defense drills.
8. 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) Set backs during offensives.
(d) German bombing of allied cities.
9. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) The subject was not limited to the war.
(b) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.
(c) They reminded people of a better time.
(d) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.
10. Media outlets were concerned with the esprit de corps in what areas?
(a) At the front and at home.
(b) In headquarters.
(c) In Europe only.
11. The term "Chad" originated where?
(b) Occupied Germany.
(c) Free France.
12. To soldiers, war reporting lacked what familiar element?
13. Most soldiers believed that the meaning and purpose of the war was which of the following?
(b) Defeating fascism.
(d) Nothing definable.
14. Why did mainstream media outlets adopt the strategy of accentuating the positive?
(a) To control the flow of information.
(b) To stir up hatred for the enemy.
(c) To bolster morale.
(d) To keep military secrets away from the public.
15. What was one innovation in book publishing that came out of the war?
(a) Movable type.
(b) Tight type setting.
(c) Mass publication.
(d) Paper-back books.
Short Answer Questions
1. How were most economies organized after the war began?
2. Most soldiers had no knowledge of their purpose in regards to what?
3. A typical soldier's amount of downtime would best be described as which of the following?
4. Overall, the deprivation faced by American and British citizens would best be described as which of the following?
5. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?
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