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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long has the audience been waiting when the speakers arrive at the theatre in Chapter 5?
(a) 30 minutes.
(b) 2 hours.
(c) 5 hours.
(d) 1 hour.

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

3. At the beginning of Chapter 3, what does Mailer resolve to do?
(a) Stay sober for the march.
(b) Get arrested.
(c) Punch Mitch Goodman.
(d) Slip out of Washingotn in the afternoon.

4. 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 have participated.
(b) He should be a nonpartisan.
(c) He should be an observer.
(d) He should be an organizer.

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
(a) He does not want to be maced.
(b) He does not want to be shot.
(c) He does not want to be struck.
(d) He does not want to be arrested.

9. How does the audience respond to Lowell's poem in Chapter 6?
(a) They sit impassively.
(b) They offer polite applause.
(c) They leave.
(d) They give a standing ovation.

10. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?
(a) Noam Chomsky.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Dr. Ben Spock.
(d) Norman Mailer.

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

12. Which of the following locations is not one that Mailer mentions rioting over the Vietnam issue in Chapter 2?
(a) Los Angeles, CA.
(b) Boston Common.
(c) University of Wisconsin.
(d) Read College.

13. What response does Coffin get to his turning in of the draft cards in Chapter 4?
(a) He gets into a heated argument with the Solicitor General.
(b) He is arrested.
(c) He is swarmed by press.
(d) He is refused by the Justice officials.

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

15. In Chapter 1, how long does Mailer suggest it will take to accurately understand the value of the March?
(a) 5-10 years.
(b) 10-20 years.
(c) 40-50 years.
(d) 100 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, to whom does Mailer state he holds final allegiance?

2. At what theatre is the presentation of Chapter 5 located?

3. In Chapter 2, what drug does Mailer repeatedly decry?

4. What does Goodman in Chapter 2 indicate may happen at the protest?

5. Whose flattery in Chapter 4 is Mailer suspicious of?

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