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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which Ivy League university did both Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller graduate from?
(a) Columbia.
(b) Cornell.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Yale.

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

4. What does Mailer intimate about his drinking the night before Chapter 1?
(a) He did not get very drunk.
(b) He abstained from all alcohol.
(c) He became belligerent toward his fellow writers.
(d) He blacked out.

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

6. What crime would Mailer be guilty of in returning young men's draft cards during the march, according to the statement in Chapter 2?
(a) Theft of government property.
(b) Impeding an executive order.
(c) Aiding someone refusing the draft.
(d) Providing comfort to the enemies of the U.S.

7. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?
(a) War.
(b) Poverty.
(c) The free market.
(d) Authority.

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

9. What does Goodman in Chapter 2 indicate may happen at the protest?
(a) Eugene McCarthy may speak.
(b) They may egg the President's care.
(c) They may invade the Pentagon.
(d) National press may cover the speeches.

10. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?
(a) Turkish shepherd robes.
(b) Sgt. Pepper uniforms.
(c) Eisenhower jackets.
(d) African dashikis.

11. 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.

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

13. In Chapter 5, who attempts to silence de Grazia and Mailer as they squabble onstage?
(a) Lowell.
(b) Macdonald.
(c) The Time Magazine reporter.
(d) Goodman.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following ideas is not something that Mailer declares the young generation believes in more fervently than its forebears in Chapter 1?

2. Who begins the informal meeting in Chapter 3?

3. What instrument does Mailer keep hearing as he marches to the Washington Memorial in Chapter 2?

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

5. Why do Mailer, Macdonald and Lowell want to be arrested first on Saturday?

(see the answer keys)

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