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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. What does Phil have to cut back on since Kay is ill, helping his mental health tremendously?
(a) Drinking
(b) Work schedule
(c) Social schedule
(d) Time overseas

2. Kay is advised to fight for the Post and to prepare ___________ to inherit the paper by clerking during the summer.
(a) Cissy
(b) Jen
(c) Ruth
(d) Don

3. Beebe dies of ______ the day after listening to Nixon's speech and giving a last hurrah from his hospital bed.
(a) Cancer
(b) Diabetes
(c) Heart disease
(d) Surgery complications

4. Reston and the New York Times detect ___________ in the South but agree to kill the story for the White House.
(a) Troop movements
(b) Terrorist activities
(c) Civil unrest
(d) Cuban infiltration

5. Who makes the first connection to Nixon's re-election fund, keeping him from getting fired from his reporter job?
(a) Carl Bernstein
(b) Bob Woodward
(c) John Waters
(d) Ben Bradlee

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Kay may be influenced by Gloria Steinem, but she is put off by the militant ____________ extremists.

3. That Nixon keeps _________ in 1971 to 1972 becomes known, though Kay cannot remember if she was on it.

4. It comes out that Nixon has a _____________ about which he has apparently forgotten.

5. To what movement is Kay finally awakening, causing her to take action for the cause?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Roger Parkinson suggest when the pressmen strike and attack?

2. What is the purpose of the cruise that Mother takes Kay on during this part of Kay's memoir?

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

4. What happens when there are union negotiations taking place at the Post?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Pearson keep Kay from doing during the situation with Phil?

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

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