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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 1-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 6, how does the audience respond to Mailer's profane tirade?
(a) Halk of them walk out.
(b) They give him a standing ovation.
(c) They boo him.
(d) They applaud politely.

2. What type of overtones are part of Mailer's speech in Chapter 10?
(a) Religious.
(b) Socialist.
(c) Sexual.
(d) Militaristic.

3. Which of Mailer's writer friends is present in the Volkswagen with him in Chapter 2?
(a) Dwight Macdonald.
(b) Paul Goodman.
(c) None of them.
(d) Robert Lowell.

4. How does the audience respond to Lowell's poem in Chapter 6?
(a) They give a standing ovation.
(b) They offer polite applause.
(c) They sit impassively.
(d) They leave.

5. Which character in Chapter 3 is astounded by the fact that the papers were kind to Mailer's performance and not his?
(a) Dwight Macdonald.
(b) Ed de Grazia.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Paul Goodman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who begins the informal meeting in Chapter 3?

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

3. What is scheduled to happen in Washington, DC, the day that Mailer arrives?

4. What word best describes the collective mood of the protesters at the beginning of Chapter 4?

5. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?

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