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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. In Chapter 6, how does Mailer characterize Macdonald politically?
(a) A libertarian.
(b) A know-nothing.
(c) An anti-communist.
(d) A Trotskyite.

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

5. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?
(a) Know one knows the route.
(b) The route involves a numer of sudden turns.
(c) There are rumors of roadblocks on the road.
(d) Law enforcement wants them to take the narrowest road.

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

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

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 150.
(c) About 40.
(d) About 100.

10. Which character in Chapter 3 is astounded by the fact that the papers were kind to Mailer's performance and not his?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Paul Goodman.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Ed de Grazia.

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

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

13. 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 blacked out.
(d) He became belligerent toward his fellow writers.

14. Where do Lowell, Mailer, and Macdonald go after the card return in Chapter 4?
(a) The Pentagon.
(b) A hot-dog stand.
(c) The hotel.
(d) A bar.

15. In Chapter 6, how does the audience respond to Mailer's profane tirade?
(a) They give him a standing ovation.
(b) Halk of them walk out.
(c) They boo him.
(d) They applaud politely.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?

2. Who is William Sloane Coffin?

3. How does Mailer offend the hostess in Chapter 4?

4. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?

5. Which of Mailer's books is he clinging onto at he enters the theatre in Chapter 5?

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