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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer agree to do the protest?
(a) Cover it for the Village Voice.
(b) Speak at it.
(c) Be photographed with the organizer.
(d) Stay away from it.

2. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
(a) He does not want to be struck.
(b) He does not want to be maced.
(c) He does not want to be arrested.
(d) He does not want to be shot.

3. From what era of literature does Mailer saying he is drawing a convention in the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) The Modernist Era.
(b) The Romantic Era.
(c) The Neoclassical Era.
(d) The Victorian Era.

4. Who begins the informal meeting in Chapter 3?
(a) Mitch Goodman.
(b) Norman Mailer.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Paul Goodman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Mailer doing in Chapter 5 when a Time Magazine correspondent approaches him?

2. With whom does Mailer get into a shouting matching in Chapter 6?

3. Which character introduced in this section has been arrested 9 times at protests?

4. Which of the following is not one of the aspects of war that Mailer mentions being disagreeable in Chapter 2?

5. What is the central action of the protest Mailer is invited to in Chapter 2?

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