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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The deprivation that the title of Chapter 14 refers to is a deprivation of what resource?
(a) Information.
(b) Freedoms.
(c) Material goods.
(d) Free trade.

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

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

4. Most soldiers had no knowledge of their purpose in regards to what?
(a) Their unit.
(b) The big picture.
(c) The operational directive.
(d) The local front.

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

6. What other outlets are specifically cited in Chapter 13 for adopting the tone and texture of official media?
(a) Movies.
(b) Religious services.
(c) Public service announcements.
(d) Fiction and poetry.

7. Citizens were considered subversive if they did not participate in what efforts?
(a) Recycling.
(b) Donating metal for munitions.
(c) Home gardening.
(d) Supporting the troops.

8. 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) Luck and boldness.
(c) Skill and courage.
(d) Mass production and good strategy.

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

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

11. What type of story is specifically cited as being unlikely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Set backs during offensives.
(b) Hardships of the front lines.
(c) German bombing of allied cities.
(d) Massive casualties.

12. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?
(a) Public Address.
(b) Flyers and handbills.
(c) Radio.
(d) Print Advertisements.

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

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

15. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements that the author states to be missing from most venues during the war?
(a) Distinctness.
(b) Dissenting opinion.
(c) Originality.
(d) Excellence.

Short Answer Questions

1. The media presented a view wherein the suffering of the nation's citizenry was linked to what?

2. "Accentuate the positive" describes a media strategy to do what?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the resources that the author cites specifically as being scarce during the war?

4. The term "Chad" originated where?

5. Many idioms originating in the war might be described as which of the following?

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