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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 1, Mailer claims that America's New Left is drawing its political aesthetic from what country?
(a) Russia.
(b) Vietnam.
(c) China.
(d) Cuba.

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

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

4. Where does Chapter 2 take place?
(a) A New York bistro.
(b) Mailer's den.
(c) A publishing house.
(d) An office on I Street.

5. In Chapter 1, what is significant about Mailer's state at the time he is arrested?
(a) He is naked.
(b) He is asleep.
(c) He is drunk.
(d) He is sedated.

6. Where are the protest speakers going when they leave the part at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) The hotel.
(b) The Department of Justice.
(c) A bar.
(d) The theater.

7. In Chapter 6, how does Mailer characterize Macdonald politically?
(a) A Trotskyite.
(b) A know-nothing.
(c) An anti-communist.
(d) A libertarian.

8. Who is entertaining the audience when the speakers arrive?
(a) An improv group.
(b) A poet.
(c) A troup of mimes.
(d) A folk music group.

9. Who is William Sloane Coffin?
(a) Editor of The New Republic.
(b) A local DC businessman.
(c) A former Air Force pilot.
(d) Chaplain at Yale.

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

11. Which of the following is not something Mailer is mentioned doing during his emceeing of Chapter 5?
(a) Rambling incoherently.
(b) Slurring his speech.
(c) Cursing.
(d) Sweating through his shirt.

12. According to mailer in Chapter 1, which of the following qualities is definitely not necessary in a protagonist for the story of the March?
(a) He should be an observer.
(b) He should have participated.
(c) He should be an organizer.
(d) He should be a nonpartisan.

13. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?
(a) There are rumors of roadblocks on the road.
(b) Know one knows the route.
(c) Law enforcement wants them to take the narrowest road.
(d) The route involves a numer of sudden turns.

14. Whose flattery in Chapter 4 is Mailer suspicious of?
(a) de Grazia's.
(b) The host's.
(c) Lowell's.
(d) Macdonald's.

15. Whose "dwarf alter ego" did Mailer claim to be at the Ambassador speech, according to Macdonald in Chapter 3?
(a) Lyndon Johnson's.
(b) Abbie Hoffman's.
(c) Ben Franklin's.
(d) William Burroughs'.

Short Answer Questions

1. At which hotel is Mailer staying?

2. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?

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

4. What is significant about the way Lowell recites his poetry in Chapter 6?

5. In Chapter 3, Mailer states that left-wing groups should choose names similar to what?

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