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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. Which of the following writers is not speaking at the protest?
(a) Ed de Grazia.
(b) Susan Sontag.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Dwight Macdonald.

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

6. At which hotel is Mailer staying?
(a) The Marriot.
(b) The Willard.
(c) The Hay-Adams.
(d) The Watergate.

7. What instrument does Mailer keep hearing as he marches to the Washington Memorial in Chapter 2?
(a) Saxophone.
(b) Guitar.
(c) Trumpet.
(d) Snare drum.

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

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

10. What does Mailer forget to give back to the hostess when he leaves the party in Chapter 4?
(a) A copy of his book.
(b) Her husband's necktie.
(c) Her housekey.
(d) A cloth napkin.

11. In Chapter 4, what events does Mailer contend are always the same?
(a) Rides from airports to hotels.
(b) Liberal parties.
(c) Vietnam protests.
(d) Book discussions.

12. Who is emceeing when Mailer arrives to the theatre in Chapter 5?
(a) Lowell.
(b) Macdonald.
(c) de Grazia.
(d) Goodman.

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

14. 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) Law enforcement wants them to take the narrowest road.
(c) The route involves a numer of sudden turns.
(d) Know one knows the route.

15. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?
(a) Soccer.
(b) Football.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Bowling.

Short Answer Questions

1. What strain of sociopolitical thinking does Mailer chart through America in a speech in Chapter 1?

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

3. Which social or literary figure calls Mailer in Chapter 2?

4. Where do the organizers of the March go for breakfast in Chapter 3?

5. Which of the following is not something Mailer is mentioned doing during his emceeing of Chapter 5?

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