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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. Overall, the author believes that the political and media-based interpretation of the war was what?
(a) Detached from reality.
(b) Uninformed.
(c) Intentionally deceitful.
(d) Foolish.

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

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the resources that the author cites specifically as being scarce during the war?
(a) Paper.
(b) Glue.
(c) Ink.
(d) Binding boards.

4. What was the impact of the relatively large number of books read by some servicemen during the war?
(a) It led to increased censorship.
(b) Many went on to seek higher education.
(c) It increased dissent and rationality in the enlisted ranks.
(d) Many became renowned writers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the public reaction to censorship?

2. Which of the following was one of the major publishers to continue to produce books in the manner adopted during the war?

3. The compensation from the title of Chapter 15 refers to what?

4. What impact of Horizon is considered briefly at the end of Chapter 15?

5. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?

Short Essay Questions

1. Overall, what was the media portrayal of the war like?

2. How did the average soldier view the war?

3. Why did wartime reporting often fail to capture the realities of warfare?

4. How and why did the media fail to report the entire story of the war?

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

6. What critical knowledge did an average soldier typically lack?

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

8. What was the overall reading experience of citizens and soldiers like during the war?

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

10. What did front line troops usually believe about depictions of their wartime experiences?

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