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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. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?
(a) About 150.
(b) About 40.
(c) 10.
(d) About 100.

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

3. Where are the protest speakers going when they leave the part at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) The hotel.
(b) The theater.
(c) The Department of Justice.
(d) A bar.

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

5. At what theatre is the presentation of Chapter 5 located?
(a) The Arena.
(b) The Ambassador.
(c) Ford's Theatre.
(d) The National Theatre.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Goodman in Chapter 2 indicate may happen at the protest?

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

3. In Chapter 2, what word does Mailer want to tell Mitch Goodman to shove?

4. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?

5. According to mailer in Chapter 1, which of the following qualities is definitely not necessary in a protagonist for the story of the March?

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