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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. The narrator recalls sitting in a class taught by _______________.
(a) Miss Peterson.
(b) Mr. Pittinger.
(c) Mrs. Piedmont.
(d) Mr. Pearson.

2. The archaeologists may think that Colonel Sanders is a ________________.
(a) military officer.
(b) priest.
(c) shaman.
(d) guru.

3. According to the narrator, how do Camper people drive?
(a) Sporadically.
(b) Randomly.
(c) Very slowly.
(d) Carelessly.

4. Who does the narrator mention as a negative part of Van Culture?
(a) The BTK killer.
(b) Charles Manson.
(c) Ted Bundy.
(d) Jeffrey Dahmer.

5. What is the narrator's most common position in life?
(a) Visionary.
(b) Strategist.
(c) Observer.
(d) Tactician.

Short Answer Questions

1. What prank does the narrator consider doing in the Lincoln Tunnel?

2. Sitting in his car, the narrator thinks about all the expressions about ___________ in the English language.

3. Why does the narrator find the environmentally conscious bumper stickers on vans ironic?

4. What disturbing information did the groundskeeper at the park tell the boys?

5. What is the narrator's brother's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the narrator attribute his academic doom to classroom seating?

2. What scenario does the narrator imagine in which archaeologists discover television advertising and what are their perceptions of it?

3. What was the worst case scenario of a BNA?

4. With what does the narrator credit the Johnson Smith catalog for being and how will it stand up as an American culture artifact?

5. How does the narrator speculate that the archaeologists might think the commercials are somehow religious media?

6. How does the narrator recall growing up in his family in small-town Indiana?

7. Describe the narrator's surprise inspiration in Algebra class and how he avoided looking like the failure he was sure he was.

8. Who is Howard and why is he so depressed about the word "lemon"?

9. Why does the narrator focus on TV commercials as a true reflection of American society?

10. Define a BNA and cite some supporting examples.

(see the answer keys)

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