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United States Office of War Information: Quiz


Question 1: OWI also established the ________ in 1942, which remains in service today as the official government broadcasting service of the United States.
CNNDeutsche WelleNHK WorldVoice of America

Question 2: The office also established an overseas branch which launched a large scale information and ________ campaign abroad.
IndoctrinationPropagandaAd hominemDisinformation

Question 3: The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was a U.S. government agency created during ________ to consolidate government information services.
World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: Vice-President Henry Wallace on a mission to China and Mongolia in 1944, was later alleged to be a Soviet agent on the basis of testimony by a defector from the Soviet GRU, General ________.
Alexander Gregory BarmineMoscow TrialsGreat PurgeJoseph Stalin

Question 5: In addition, many of the writers, producers, and actors of OWI programs admired the Soviet Union and were either loosely affiliated with or were members of the ________.
Communist Party USADemocratic Party (United States)Republican Party (United States)Socialist Workers Party (United States)

Question 6: In addition, radio producer ________ produced several series for OWI, including An American in England, An American in Russia, and Passport for Adams, which starred actor Robert Young.
Rod SerlingMartin GabelNorman CorwinNorman Lear

Question 7: It coordinated the release of war news for domestic use, and, using ________ and radio broadcasts, worked to promote patriotism, warned about foreign spies and attempted to recruit women into war work.
PropagandaPosterBauhausArt Nouveau

Question 8: After ________, she renounced her U.S.
Second Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War II

Question 9: Many of these people were active supporters of President Roosevelt's ________ and extolled the President's policies in producing radio programs such as This is War, which irritated Congressional opponents of such programs.
Franklin D. RooseveltNational Recovery AdministrationNew DealGreat Depression

Question 10: Among these studies were The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by ________ and John Embree’s The Japanese Nation: A Social Survey (New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945).
United StatesFranz BoasAnthropologyRuth Benedict


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