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

2. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer determine is the goal of an invasion of the Pentagon?
(a) To obstruct the daily activity of the Pentagon.
(b) To achieve publicity for the next day's events.
(c) To provide Paul Goodman a platform to self-promote.
(d) To wound the American military symbolically.

3. 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) Paul Goodman.
(c) Ed de Grazia.
(d) Robert Lowell.

4. 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 organizer.
(b) He should be a nonpartisan.
(c) He should be an observer.
(d) He should have participated.

5. In Chapter 4, what events does Mailer contend are always the same?
(a) Vietnam protests.
(b) Liberal parties.
(c) Book discussions.
(d) Rides from airports to hotels.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mailer take from de Grazia in Chapter 4?

2. Where does Chapter 2 take place?

3. In Chapter 6, how does Mailer characterize Macdonald politically?

4. In Chapter 1, what is significant about Mailer's state at the time he is arrested?

5. How does Mailer dismiss de Grazia from the stage to begin emceeing the night in Chapter 5?

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