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

2. How did the media handle the worst aspects of the war?
(a) By attributing them to the enemy.
(b) By ignoring them.
(c) By using euphemisms.
(d) By covering them up.

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

4. Which of the following best describes what the author believes about the US media's depiction of warfare?
(a) It was generally accurate.
(b) It was falsified.
(c) It was inadequate.
(d) It was misleading.

5. The author states that it was common for the media to suggest that individual soldiers died for what reason?
(a) To defeat Socialism.
(b) Due to his own failings.
(c) Because of minor mistakes and chance events.
(d) The defense of liberty.

Short Answer Questions

1. Later in the war, the media presented most allied victories as triumphs over what forces?

2. How did advertisers and other companies think of the war?

3. Most idioms of the war arose from which source?

4. How does the author establish the common soldier's opinion of the meaning of the war?

5. How did most media outlets react to the requirements placed on them?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does RADAR stand for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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