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What did the public's reaction to The Mercury Theater's broadcast of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Oct. 1938) reveal about the American people in the 1930s?

A

The lack of science education available to the American public.

B

Americans could only afford radio entertainment rather than pricey theatrical productions.

C

The trust Americans had placed in the medium of radio by the 1930s.

D

Most Americans believed that life forms existed on the planet of Mars.

E

Science-fiction had grown to become a powerful cultural genre during the decade.

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