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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Ernie Pyle's profession?
(a) Author.
(b) Journalist.
(c) Senior enlisted serviceman.
(d) Junior officer.

2. Rumors about the axis frequently dealt with what subject?
(a) Their atrocities.
(b) Their superior weaponry.
(c) Their tenacity.
(d) Their combat prowess.

3. Heavy drinking and womanizing caused problems for the army in what area?
(a) Discipline.
(b) Health.
(c) Organization.
(d) Morale.

4. In the iconic pre-war image discussed in Chapter 1, the soldiers are driving what sort of vehicle?
(a) Motorcycles.
(b) A jeep.
(c) A tank.
(d) A half-track.

5. What was one of the most routine ways that enlisted men dealt with the hazing they received from officers?
(a) By sabotaging the officers' interests.
(b) By fighting amongst themselves.
(c) By complaining to higher ranking officers.
(d) By insulting officers openly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did enlisted men require an "anodyne"?

2. The frequency of prostitution and ephemeral romantic relationships would best be described as which of the following?

3. What are the "Unread Books" to which Chapter 5's title alludes?

4. In general, why was the stereotyping of enemy forces condoned and encouraged?

5. How long did most Americans believe the war would last?

Short Essay Questions

1. What types of rumors are sometimes believed by both sides?

2. What was the doctrine of precision bombing?

3. What problems did American arms and armaments suffer from in the early parts of WWII?

4. What beliefs do younger soldiers typically have that older soldiers do not?

5. How did contemporaneous war histories depict military blunders?

6. What sort of information is regularly denied to the common soldier?

7. What qualities epitomized the American forces prior to their entry into WWII?

8. What problems did the doctrine of precision bombing face?

9. What types of hazing were most common?

10. Once they were in the war, how did Americans believe they could win it?

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