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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. Who was the editor of Horizon?
(a) Cyril Connolly.
(b) Anthony Edwards.
(c) Nigel Dennis.
(d) Stanley Milgram.

2. What was a soldier's primary source of information?
(a) Hand bills and flyers.
(b) Stateside media.
(c) Official military publications.
(d) Word of mouth.

3. Which of the following is one major type of resource that American citizens were deprived of during the war?
(a) Meats.
(b) Tea.
(c) Wood for construction.
(d) Exotic foods.

4. How accepting were most soldiers of the media's interpretation of the meaning of the war?
(a) Most new recruits believed it.
(b) Most believed small parts of it.
(c) Few believed any of it.
(d) Most secretly believed it for their entire tour.

5. Why did most media outlets adopts their reaction to the requirements placed on them?
(a) Out of professionalism.
(b) Because of federal mandates.
(c) They felt it was a patriotic duty.
(d) Due to competition.

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. What was done in England to frustrate a potential invading force?

3. Why were novels produced before the war more popular than contemporary ones?

4. What was the impact of the mainstream presentation of the war in the American media?

5. What was the public reaction to censorship?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does RADAR stand for?

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

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

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

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

7. How did the average soldier view the war?

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

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

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

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