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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?
(a) Through prose and verse quotations.
(b) Through anecdotes.
(c) Through personal stories.
(d) Through statistics.

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

5. What type of novels became more popular during the war?
(a) War stories.
(b) Biographies.
(c) Classics.
(d) Mysteries.

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

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

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

9. What was a soldier's primary source of information?
(a) Stateside media.
(b) Word of mouth.
(c) Hand bills and flyers.
(d) Official military publications.

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

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

12. Overall, the media coverage of the war would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Homogeneous.
(b) Random.
(c) Deceitful.
(d) Inadequate.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What qualifications did reporters need in order to gain access to war zones?

2. What other outlets are specifically cited in Chapter 13 for adopting the tone and texture of official media?

3. How did most media outlets react to the requirements placed on them?

4. When were most enduring war novels written?

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

(see the answer keys)

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