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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following men is not quoted by Mailer is having advocated sensory adjudication in Chapter 2?
(a) John O'Hara.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) Leo Tolstoy.
(d) Thomas Aquinis.

2. What is Mailer doing in Chapter 5 when a Time Magazine correspondent approaches him?
(a) Trying to punch Paul Goodman.
(b) Urinating on the floor.
(c) Sleeping in the aisle.
(d) Vomiting out the window.

3. Which social or literary figure calls Mailer in Chapter 2?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Abbie Hoffman.
(c) Jean Genet.
(d) Mitch Goodman.

4. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Authority.
(c) The free market.
(d) War.

5. According to Mailer in Chapter 3, how did Robert Lowell avoid fighting in World War II?
(a) He became a foreign correspondent for the AP.
(b) He worked in a munitions factory.
(c) He has flat feet.
(d) He was a conscientious objector.

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

7. Which character in Chapter 3 is astounded by the fact that the papers were kind to Mailer's performance and not his?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Paul Goodman.
(c) Ed de Grazia.
(d) Dwight Macdonald.

8. 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 achieve publicity for the next day's events.
(c) To obstruct the daily activity of the Pentagon.
(d) To provide Paul Goodman a platform to self-promote.

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

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

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

12. What crime would Mailer be guilty of in returning young men's draft cards during the march, according to the statement in Chapter 2?
(a) Providing comfort to the enemies of the U.S.
(b) Theft of government property.
(c) Aiding someone refusing the draft.
(d) Impeding an executive order.

13. Which of the following is not one of the aspects of war that Mailer mentions being disagreeable in Chapter 2?
(a) The omnipresence of death.
(b) Intestinal agitation.
(c) Constant fatigue.
(d) Trudging through mud.

14. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?
(a) African dashikis.
(b) Eisenhower jackets.
(c) Turkish shepherd robes.
(d) Sgt. Pepper uniforms.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, how long does Mailer suggest it will take to accurately understand the value of the March?

2. What does Mailer state in Chapter 5 is the best course of action if you cannot please a liberal hostess?

3. What favor has Mailer recently done for Goodman?

4. What does Mailer take from de Grazia in Chapter 4?

5. What instrument does Mailer keep hearing as he marches to the Washington Memorial in Chapter 2?

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