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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) Cover it for the Village Voice.
(c) Speak at it.
(d) Stay away from it.

2. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?
(a) About 40.
(b) About 100.
(c) 10.
(d) About 150.

3. On what day of the week is the march taking place?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Friday.

4. In Chapter 1, Mailer claims that America's New Left is drawing its political aesthetic from what country?
(a) Russia.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Vietnam.
(d) China.

5. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Dwight Macdonald.
(c) Paul Goodman.
(d) William Sloane Coffin.

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

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

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

9. Which famous black leader's sister speaks in Chapter 3?
(a) Bobby Seale.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) Medger Evers.
(d) Malcolm X.

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

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

12. What is the central action of the protest Mailer is invited to in Chapter 2?
(a) The barricading of the Department of Justice.
(b) The turning in of draft cards.
(c) The returning of war medals.
(d) The obstructing of traffic outside the White House.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mailer drink during the party of Chapter 4?

2. How does the audience respond to Lowell's poem in Chapter 6?

3. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?

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

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

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