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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Accentuate the positive" describes a media strategy to do what?
(a) Keep American's thoroughly informed.
(b) Deny cover ups and scandals.
(c) Write in a positive way.
(d) Emphasize American successes.

2. Overall, the media presented the war effort as being which of the following?
(a) A struggle to the death.
(b) An unwinnable debacle.
(c) A good-versus-evil apocalypse.
(d) An immoral act of aggression.

3. What is one major product for which many improvised substitutes were devised?
(a) Butter.
(b) Coffee.
(c) Bread.
(d) Gasoline.

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

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

6. What was one innovation in book publishing that came out of the war?
(a) Movable type.
(b) Tight type setting.
(c) Paper-back books.
(d) Mass publication.

7. Media outlets were concerned with the esprit de corps in what areas?
(a) In headquarters.
(b) In Europe only.
(c) At the front and at home.
(d) Abroad.

8. Censorship usually consisted of what?
(a) Editing out sections of books before printing.
(b) Burning subversive books.
(c) Condemning certain publishers.
(d) Not printing certain books.

9. What was the physical quality of most literary works produced during the war?
(a) They were printed on inferior paper.
(b) There were frequent misprints and typos.
(c) They were generally of acceptable quality.
(d) They were poorly bound.

10. The term "Chad" originated where?
(a) England.
(b) America.
(c) Free France.
(d) Occupied Germany.

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

12. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Detailed accounts of campaigns.
(b) Biographies of individual soldiers.
(c) Great victories.
(d) Reports from allied bombing raids.

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

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

15. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that American soldiers were told they were fighting for?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Enfranchisement.
(c) Safety.
(d) Freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Contrary to the media's presentation, the author believed that most allied victories were due to what factors?

2. What was one of the causes of the lack of quality in the media and other outlets during the war?

3. The media tended to do what with negative reports from the war?

4. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that the author states to have been almost totally marred by high-mindedness during the war?

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