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Chuck Klosterman
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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 is incorrect about the story of Danny Ainge biting Tree Rollins in the 1984 Eastern playoffs?
(a) Rollins dared Ainge to bite him.
(b) Rollins bit Ainge.
(c) Ainge did not draw blood.
(d) No biting occured.

2. How does Klosterman describe his desire to protect Marilyn Monroe in Chapter 6?
(a) Romantic.
(b) Paternal.
(c) All-consuming.
(d) Inexplicable.

3. Around what holiday does Klosterman traditionally watch the Pamela Anderson sex tape?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Independence Day.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Halloween.

4. What term does Klosterman use for the female John Cusack ideal?
(a) Unstable affection.
(b) Non-romance.
(c) Delusional desire.
(d) Fake love.

5. What does Klosterman initially suspect the Sims to be a critique of?
(a) Self-help movements.
(b) Himself.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Consumerism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Near the end of Chapter 4, Klosterman states definitely that Joel's songs are not what?

2. Why can Anderson not date sports stars, according to Klosterman in Chapter 6?

3. In the Communications and Society class Klosterman describes in Chapter 1, what does the professor claim is indoctrination for children?

4. Which of the following characters is not referenced in Chapter 1?

5. Which major cultural figure does Klosterman say made it easier for men like him to get women?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Will Wright answer the question of materialism in The Sims?

2. What conclusion does Klosterman come to regarding the Lakers and Celtics at the end of Chapter 8?

3. What does Klosterman learn about his life from his Sim?

4. How did Nora Ephron ruin a lot of young lives?

5. In Chapter 4, how does Klosterman explain Bruce Springsteen's appeal?

6. What is the value of celebrity nudity sites on the net?

7. According to Klosterman, how did The Real World create modern youth culture?

8. What is the difference between the sexuality Monroe represents and the sexuality Anderson represents?

9. What is Chuck Klosterman's purpose in writing this book?

10. Describe Chuck Klosterman's holiday tradition.

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