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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who performs first in the event of Chapter 5?
(a) Mailer.
(b) Lowell.
(c) Macdonald.
(d) Goodman.

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

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

7. What does Mailer take from de Grazia in Chapter 4?
(a) The telling of a story from their time in Madrid.
(b) The key to his hotel room.
(c) The emcee role for the evening.
(d) His drink.

8. How many draft cards are turned in at Justice in Chapter 4?
(a) 176.
(b) 320.
(c) 707.
(d) 994.

9. What is significant about the way Lowell recites his poetry in Chapter 6?
(a) He speaks incredibly quietly.
(b) He affects a British accent.
(c) He pauses for minutes at a time.
(d) He does not use notes.

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

11. Where do the organizers of the March go for breakfast in Chapter 3?
(a) A union hall.
(b) A bar.
(c) Another hotel.
(d) A church.

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

13. What does Mailer state in Chapter 5 is the best course of action if you cannot please a liberal hostess?
(a) Wrong her completely.
(b) Apologize profusely.
(c) Slip out inconspiculously.
(d) Get her a gift basket.

14. To what does Mailer compare his hangover in Chapter 2?
(a) Napalm.
(b) An atomic bomb.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) A garbage heap.

15. What is provided for the young men in Chapter 3's breakfast?
(a) Peanut butter and bread.
(b) Bananas and cantaloupe.
(c) Granola.
(d) Toasted English muffins.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which famous black leader's sister speaks in Chapter 3?

3. Where did Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller spend a period of time after college?

4. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer determine is the goal of an invasion of the Pentagon?

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

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