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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author regard the deprivation of soldiers as unremarkable?
(a) They always face deprivation in any war.
(b) They enjoy a simple lifestyle.
(c) They are used to deprivations and wouldn't notice them.
(d) They are unimportant in the grand scheme.

2. Idioms were often adapted to what medium?
(a) Song.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Advertising jingles.
(d) Journalism.

3. What author is specifically credited with producing an accurate memoir of the war?
(a) Robert M. Citino.
(b) B. H. Liddell Hart.
(c) Stephen Ambrose.
(d) Eugene B. Sledge.

4. 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 invalidated the wartime experience.
(c) It demoralized the troops.
(d) It hurt the war effort.

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

6. The soldiers' primary sources of information primarily focused on what subject?
(a) The conditions at home.
(b) Military intelligence.
(c) The enemy.
(d) The war effort.

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

8. How closely did the official and public media outlets coordinate their coverage?
(a) They communicated only occasionally.
(b) They colluded closely together.
(c) They competed with each other.
(d) They had no coordination.

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(b) Forsaken people and outdated beliefs.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

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

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

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

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

14. What was the state of the global economy before the war began?
(a) Steady growth.
(b) Recession.
(c) Depression.
(d) Boom.

15. How does the author establish the common soldier's opinion of the meaning of the war?
(a) Through statistics.
(b) Through prose and verse quotations.
(c) Through anecdotes.
(d) Through personal stories.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the author establish the nature of the media's presentation of the war?

3. The deprivation that the title of Chapter 14 refers to is a deprivation of what resource?

4. Overall, the deprivation faced by American and British citizens would best be described as which of the following?

5. What did the average soldiers believe about the meaning of the war?

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