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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III, Chapters 1-3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mailer offend the hostess in Chapter 4?
(a) He call her a loon.
(b) He breaks her toilet.
(c) He refuses dinner.
(d) He forgets her name.

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

3. What did the performance space in this section used to be used for?
(a) A church.
(b) A vaudville house.
(c) A school auditorium.
(d) A movie theater.

4. Why do Mailer, Macdonald and Lowell want to be arrested first on Saturday?
(a) They want to get out of the hot sun quickly.
(b) They want to escape Mitch Goodman.
(c) They want to catch an evening flight back to New York.
(d) Only the first ones arrested will be photographed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mailer carry with him when he leaves the part in Chapter 4?

2. Who is William Sloane Coffin?

3. In Chapter 6, how does the audience respond to Mailer's profane tirade?

4. Where does Chapter 2 take place?

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

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