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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 phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?
(a) Orating.
(b) Speaking-in-public.
(c) Winging.
(d) Holding court.

2. Which of the following is not something Mailer describes as the march begins in Chapter 4?
(a) Cars driving slowly past the march.
(b) Helicopters flying overhead.
(c) Reporters vying for the best shots.
(d) Police beating riot shields.

3. According to mailer in Chapter 1, which of the following qualities is definitely not necessary in a protagonist for the story of the March?
(a) He should be an observer.
(b) He should have participated.
(c) He should be an organizer.
(d) He should be a nonpartisan.

4. In Chapter 1, how long does Mailer suggest it will take to accurately understand the value of the March?
(a) 5-10 years.
(b) 10-20 years.
(c) 40-50 years.
(d) 100 years.

5. In Chapter 1, Mailer claims that America's New Left is drawing its political aesthetic from what country?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) Cuba.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To what does Mailer compare his hangover in Chapter 2?

3. What does one of the older gentlemen tell a young black man who gets overly angry in Chapter 4?

4. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?

5. Which music group is playing at the Pentagon in Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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