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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. Why was Puck removed from The Real World cast, according to Klosterman?
(a) He assaulted a cast member.
(b) He broke the reality of the show.
(c) He was too real.
(d) He was not charasmatic.

2. In the Communications and Society class Klosterman describes in Chapter 1, what does the professor claim is indoctrination for children?
(a) Fairy tales.
(b) Breakfast.
(c) Action figures.
(d) Cartoons.

3. Which generation does Klosterman acknowledge he belongs to?
(a) The Millenial Generation.
(b) The Greatest Generation.
(c) The Hippie Generation.
(d) Generation X.

4. What is something that every first-time Sim player does, according to developer Will Wright?
(a) Not get a job.
(b) Kill the Sim.
(c) Go to the bathroom on themselves.
(d) Seduce a married woman.

5. In the introduction, what data does Klosterman say is the way he analyzes his goal?
(a) Election data.
(b) Postmodern literature.
(c) Personal anecdotes.
(d) Pop culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Katie in Chapter 2?

2. What does Klosterman admit The Real World consists of?

3. What is the unifying theme of all of Billy Joel's music?

4. When does Klosterman say he began watching The Real World?

5. At the end of Chapter 4, Klosterman says that Joel's music is about accepting what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Klosterman hate Coldplay?

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

4. How was the first season of The Real World different from subsequent seasons?

5. How does Klosterman connect porn and the rise of the internet in Chapter 9?

6. Describe the gig at the end of Chapter 5.

7. How are Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson similar?

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

9. Describe Chuck Klosterman's holiday tradition.

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

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