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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III, Chapters 4-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does one of the older gentlemen tell a young black man who gets overly angry in Chapter 4?
(a) To lead the way to the Pentagon.
(b) To just go home.
(c) To have a swig of scotch.
(d) To speak to one of the monitors.

2. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer agree to do the protest?
(a) Be photographed with the organizer.
(b) Cover it for the Village Voice.
(c) Speak at it.
(d) Stay away from it.

3. What other protest speaker is on the same plane as with Mailer in Chapter 3?
(a) Paul Goodman.
(b) Dwight Macdonald.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Ed de Grazia.

4. In Chapter 6, what does Mailer do after leaving the theatre?
(a) He falls asleep in a doorway.
(b) He sleeps backstage.
(c) He goes to the hotel.
(d) He goes to another bar.

5. Where does Chapter 2 take place?
(a) An office on I Street.
(b) A publishing house.
(c) A New York bistro.
(d) Mailer's den.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what theatre is the presentation of Chapter 5 located?

2. What phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?

3. What response does Coffin get to his turning in of the draft cards in Chapter 4?

4. On what day of the week is the march taking place?

5. In Chapter 3, Mailer states that left-wing groups should choose names similar to what?

(see the answer key)

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