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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II, Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following writers is not speaking at the protest?
(a) Ed de Grazia.
(b) Susan Sontag.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Robert Lowell.

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

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

4. What is scheduled to happen in Washington, DC, the day that Mailer arrives?
(a) A small concert on the Mall.
(b) A march to the Capitol.
(c) A series of speeches at a theatre.
(d) A dinner at the Watergate.

5. Why does Mailer's conversation with Macdonald become awkward in Chapter 4?
(a) Macdonald got the post at the New Yorker Mailer wants.
(b) Mailer has recently discovered he's on the Pulitzer short list.
(c) Macdonald is reviewing Mailer's book.
(d) Mailer is sleeping with Macdonald's wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has the audience been waiting when the speakers arrive at the theatre in Chapter 5?

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

3. In Chapter 4, what events does Mailer contend are always the same?

4. What did the performance space in this section used to be used for?

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

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