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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) Jean Genet.
(b) Mitch Goodman.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Abbie Hoffman.

2. To what does Mailer compare his hangover in Chapter 2?
(a) Napalm.
(b) A garbage heap.
(c) An atomic bomb.
(d) An earthquake.

3. With whom does Mailer get into a shouting matching in Chapter 6?
(a) A heckler.
(b) The Time Magazine reporter.
(c) The hostess of the party.
(d) de Grazia.

4. What does Mailer carry with him when he leaves the part in Chapter 4?
(a) A Havana cigar.
(b) A handful of crackers and cheese.
(c) A vase.
(d) A coffee cup of whiskey.

5. In Chapter 5, who attempts to silence de Grazia and Mailer as they squabble onstage?
(a) Goodman.
(b) The Time Magazine reporter.
(c) Macdonald.
(d) Lowell.

Short Answer Questions

1. The opening of the novel is taken from an article in which publication?

2. Why does Mailer's conversation with Macdonald become awkward in Chapter 4?

3. What word does Mailer use repeatedly in Chapter 1 to describe the effect of the Pentagon March?

4. How does Mailer offend the hostess in Chapter 4?

5. Who begins the informal meeting in Chapter 3?

(see the answer key)

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