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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The opening of the novel is taken from an article in which publication?
(a) The Washington Post.
(b) The New Yorker.
(c) Time Magazine.
(d) Cracked.

2. What word does Mailer use repeatedly in Chapter 1 to describe the effect of the Pentagon March?
(a) Galvanizing.
(b) Disappointing.
(c) Ambiguous.
(d) Subtle.

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

4. What does Mailer carry with him when he leaves the part in Chapter 4?
(a) A handful of crackers and cheese.
(b) A coffee cup of whiskey.
(c) A vase.
(d) A Havana cigar.

5. What phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?
(a) Orating.
(b) Holding court.
(c) Speaking-in-public.
(d) Winging.

6. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?
(a) William Sloane Coffin.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Paul Goodman.

7. On what day of the week is the march taking place?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Tuesday.
(c) Wednesday.
(d) Friday.

8. In Chapter 2, to whom does Mailer state he holds final allegiance?
(a) Himself.
(b) Fellow artists.
(c) The government.
(d) Hippies.

9. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?
(a) 10.
(b) About 40.
(c) About 100.
(d) About 150.

10. Which descriptor best describes Mailer's feelings while watching Lowell speak in Chapter 6?
(a) Bored.
(b) Langorous.
(c) Envious.
(d) Enamored.

11. What is Mailer's primary complaint about the performance space?
(a) The sound system is bad.
(b) The seats are uncomfortable.
(c) There are no curtains on the stage.
(d) There is no ventilation.

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

13. In Chapter 6, what does Mailer do after leaving the theatre?
(a) He goes to another bar.
(b) He falls asleep in a doorway.
(c) He goes to the hotel.
(d) He sleeps backstage.

14. Where did Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller spend a period of time after college?
(a) The south of Mexico
(b) Paris.
(c) Havana.
(d) The military.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is emceeing when Mailer arrives to the theatre in Chapter 5?

2. How many draft cards are turned in at Justice in Chapter 4?

3. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?

4. To what does Mailer compare his hangover in Chapter 2?

5. What is provided for the young men in Chapter 3's breakfast?

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