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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 reading experience of most citizens and soldiers could best be described as which of the following?
(a) Exciting.
(b) Challenging.
(c) Basic.
(d) Monotonous.

2. According to the author, real exposure to warfare had what effect on the beliefs of individual soldiers?
(a) It caused them to become even more fervent.
(b) It dispelled their illusions of meaning.
(c) It caused them to doubt their leaders.
(d) It rid them of their hopes and fears.

3. How completely did the mainstream media cover events of the war?
(a) They covered only a small part of the story.
(b) They tried hard to tell the whole story.
(c) Their coverage was irregular and random.
(d) They covered small pieces from all sides of the story.

4. What type of magazine was Horizon?
(a) A literary journal.
(b) A popular periodical.
(c) A news journal.
(d) A political magazine.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Censorship usually consisted of what?

3. Who controlled access to war zones for public media staff?

4. Which of the following was a predominant source of media during World War II?

5. What were depictions of combat conditions like in media of the era?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were the most important types of media during the war?

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

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

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

6. How were books adapted for soldiers' use, and how did these changes persist after the war?

7. How did media organizations gain access to war zones for their reporters?

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

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

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

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