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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. Kay cares about the ________ and keeping it in the family, so she has to make it work.
(a) Car
(b) House
(c) Paper
(d) Graham name

2. It comes out that Nixon has a _____________ about which he has apparently forgotten.
(a) Journal
(b) Paper trail
(c) Secret video
(d) Voice-activated taping system

3. Kay realizes that the Post has no ___________ within four levels of her own position.
(a) Black
(b) Woman
(c) Asian
(d) Poor person

4. Kay looks forward to Prescott getting rid of the ______________ approach prevalent at the paper.
(a) Fly by the seat of one's pants
(b) Fire prevention
(c) Crisis management
(d) Fire fighting

5. Where does Phil request to go for his weekend break, even though doctors are concerned and Kay would have been had she seen the suicidal writings of Phil?
(a) Martha's Vineyard
(b) Glen Welby
(c) Mt. Kisco
(d) San Francisco

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the star reporter that Bradlee hires from the New York Times, helping to rejuvenate the Post?

2. Kay naively takes it personally when _________ is furious about a contradiction that is printed about him in a Newsweek story, even though it is corrected.

3. Men and women typically __________ after dinner in Washington, but as Kay rebels, the practice disappears all over Washington.

4. ___________ has been holding the company together during the years of Phil's decline.

5. Kay says she should have __________ the letter where AG John Mitchell called the Post 'the best paper in the country.'

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the policies that Kay implements in order to take on the idea of sexism in society?

2. What does Simmons unload in order to begin to help the Washington Post be as profitable as possible?

3. What happens during Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre after his tapes are subpoenaed?

4. What has Beebe been doing during the years of Phil's decline at the Post?

5. How does Kay feel that some of her feelings of inferiority have been bred into her generation of women?

6. What happens as the result of Kay being conditioned to deal only with important people?

7. What does Henry Kissinger want to discuss when he sits down for a lunch with Kay?

8. What happens when Kay gets Newsweek to feature the Third World in its magazine?

9. Why does Kay feel it is her job to keep in touch with U.S. officials in and out of office?

10. How does the Post already regard Richard Nixon as told from the point of view of Kay?

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