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

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

3. What does Mailer liken himself to when he begins emceeing in Chapter 5?
(a) A lawyer parsing words.
(b) A surgeon tending a breech birth.
(c) A mason laying foundation.
(d) A jazz musician riffing on a theme.

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

5. What does Mailer drink during the party of Chapter 4?
(a) Scotch.
(b) Bourbon.
(c) Vodka.
(d) Tequila.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the article in Chapter 1, why is Norman Mailer arrested?

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

3. What phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?

4. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?

5. Which descriptor best describes Mailer's feelings while watching Lowell speak in Chapter 6?

(see the answer key)

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