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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was God related to the war in the political and media interpretation in America?
(a) God had allowed the war to happen.
(b) God wanted to war to end.
(c) God wanted the German people to be punished.
(d) God was on the allies' side.

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

3. The author states that it was common for the media to suggest that individual soldiers died for what reason?
(a) The defense of liberty.
(b) Because of minor mistakes and chance events.
(c) Due to his own failings.
(d) To defeat Socialism.

4. What impact of Horizon is considered briefly at the end of Chapter 15?
(a) Its impact on state media.
(b) Its understated impact.
(c) Its impact on contemporary journalistic style.
(d) Its continuing impact.

5. Most soldiers believed that their actual wartime experiences would be reported when?
(a) Only during the war.
(b) Never.
(c) Long after the war.
(d) Soon after the war.

6. Which of the following is NOT a major media type that supported the predominant media sources?
(a) Film.
(b) Public Address.
(c) Magazines.
(d) Books.

7. Many idioms originating in the war might be described as which of the following?
(a) Serious.
(b) Crude.
(c) Illogical.
(d) Ham-handed.

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

9. How completely did the mainstream media cover events of the war?
(a) They covered small pieces from all sides of the story.
(b) They tried hard to tell the whole story.
(c) Their coverage was irregular and random.
(d) They covered only a small part of the story.

10. The compensation from the title of Chapter 15 refers to what?
(a) Pay for soldiers.
(b) Good things that came out of the war.
(c) Allied victories.
(d) The upside of excessive patriotism.

11. 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) Detailed accounts of campaigns.
(c) Biographies of individual soldiers.
(d) Great victories.

12. How accepting were most soldiers of the media's interpretation of the meaning of the war?
(a) Most new recruits believed it.
(b) Most believed small parts of it.
(c) Few believed any of it.
(d) Most secretly believed it for their entire tour.

13. According to the author, real exposure to warfare had what effect on the beliefs of individual soldiers?
(a) It rid them of their hopes and fears.
(b) It dispelled their illusions of meaning.
(c) It caused them to become even more fervent.
(d) It caused them to doubt their leaders.

14. Who controlled access to war zones for public media staff?
(a) The executive branch.
(b) The military.
(c) War planners.
(d) The state media.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the impact of the mainstream presentation of the war in the American media?

3. What type of novels became more popular during the war?

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

5. What group of soldiers were most cynical about their experiences?

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