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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Harper Collins.
(c) Penguin.
(d) Tyndale.

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

3. When were most enduring war novels written?
(a) During the later days of the war.
(b) Before America's entry into the war.
(c) After the war.
(d) During the early days of the war.

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

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

6. How did advertisers change their strategies during the war?
(a) They linked their products to the war effort.
(b) They distanced their products from the war.
(c) They marketed primarily to the military planners.
(d) They linked their campaigns to military campaigns.

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

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

9. Which of the following is an example of an official idiom first used in World War II?
(a) Destroyer.
(b) Grunt.
(c) Radar.
(d) Scuba.

10. 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?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Films.
(c) Prose.
(d) Reporting.

11. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?
(a) Certain unmarked fields were filled with land mines.
(b) Roadway signs and building addresses were removed.
(c) Streets were interrupted by large barricades.
(d) Every male citizen was issued a rifle.

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

13. 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) Lack of manpower.
(c) Censorship.
(d) Uniformity.

14. Which of the following did NOT commonly adopt the voice and viewpoint of official state media?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Novels.
(c) Public media.
(d) Films.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How closely did the official and public media outlets coordinate their coverage?

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

4. What were depictions of combat conditions like in media of the era?

5. Books produced specifically for servicemen were made specially in what way?

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