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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 Mailer forget to give back to the hostess when he leaves the party in Chapter 4?
(a) A copy of his book.
(b) Her housekey.
(c) A cloth napkin.
(d) Her husband's necktie.

2. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?
(a) Dwight Macdonald.
(b) William Sloane Coffin.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Paul Goodman.

3. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
(a) He does not want to be shot.
(b) He does not want to be maced.
(c) He does not want to be arrested.
(d) He does not want to be struck.

4. What word does Mailer use repeatedly in Chapter 1 to describe the effect of the Pentagon March?
(a) Galvanizing.
(b) Subtle.
(c) Ambiguous.
(d) Disappointing.

5. Which social or literary figure calls Mailer in Chapter 2?
(a) Abbie Hoffman.
(b) Jean Genet.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Mitch Goodman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller spend a period of time after college?

2. Which of the following writers is not speaking at the protest?

3. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?

4. Who is entertaining the audience when the speakers arrive?

5. What is happening to Mailer at the end of Chapter 6?

(see the answer key)

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