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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. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?
(a) The subject was not limited to the war.
(b) They reminded people of a better time.
(c) People needed an escape from the deprivations of the war.
(d) Difference of opinion was not frowned upon then.

2. What type of story is specifically cite as being very likely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Biographies of individual soldiers.
(b) Detailed accounts of campaigns.
(c) Reports from allied bombing raids.
(d) Great victories.

3. What type of story is specifically cited as being unlikely to be reported by mainstream media of the era?
(a) Set backs during offensives.
(b) German bombing of allied cities.
(c) Massive casualties.
(d) Hardships of the front lines.

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 became renowned writers.
(c) Many went on to seek higher education.
(d) It increased dissent and rationality in the enlisted ranks.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Citizens were considered subversive if they did not participate in what efforts?

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

3. Most of the efforts discussed in America and Britain were aimed at which of the following?

4. How were most economies organized after the war began?

5. How did the media handle the worst aspects of the war?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did citizens in the US and England suffer from deprivation?

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

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

5. What were the aims of most production-related public efforts in the US?

6. How did the media imply God's involvement in the war?

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

8. Simply stated, what is the policy of "accentuating the positive"?

9. Why were front line soldiers confused by media presentations of the war?

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

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