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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. Censorship usually consisted of what?
(a) Condemning certain publishers.
(b) Editing out sections of books before printing.
(c) Burning subversive books.
(d) Not printing certain books.

2. What practice became popular at home during the war?
(a) Parades.
(b) Home defense drills.
(c) Marches.
(d) Group-singing.

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

4. Why did mainstream media outlets adopt the strategy of accentuating the positive?
(a) To stir up hatred for the enemy.
(b) To keep military secrets away from the public.
(c) To bolster morale.
(d) To control the flow of information.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes what the author believes about the US media's depiction of warfare?

2. Overall, the reading experience of most citizens and soldiers could best be described as which of the following?

3. Many terms that persisted after the war had what quality?

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

5. Overall, the author believes that the political and media-based interpretation of the war was what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one way that a person could become considered to be subversive?

2. How did advertisers think of and take advantage of the war?

3. What qualities caused an idiom to transfer to enter the general vocabulary?

4. How did soldiers react to the media's presentation of the war?

5. What was the importance of the literary journal Horizon?

6. How often did soldiers read and what impact did it have on them?

7. What is one type of preparation that was made in England in anticipation of an invasion?

8. What types of stories would be most likely to be reported on?

9. When were more enduring war novels written and why were they written during this time period?

10. What difficulties did the publishing industry face during the war?

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