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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What word does Mailer use repeatedly in Chapter 1 to describe the effect of the Pentagon March?
(a) Disappointing.
(b) Ambiguous.
(c) Subtle.
(d) Galvanizing.

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

4. In Chapter 3, Mailer states that left-wing groups should choose names similar to what?
(a) Fortune 500 companies.
(b) Motorcycle gangs.
(c) Right-wing groups.
(d) Religious sects.

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

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

7. Who is William Sloane Coffin?
(a) A local DC businessman.
(b) Editor of The New Republic.
(c) Chaplain at Yale.
(d) A former Air Force pilot.

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

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

10. Who is entertaining the audience when the speakers arrive?
(a) A folk music group.
(b) A troup of mimes.
(c) An improv group.
(d) A poet.

11. In Chapter 2, to whom does Mailer state he holds final allegiance?
(a) Hippies.
(b) Himself.
(c) The government.
(d) Fellow artists.

12. Why does Mailer's conversation with Macdonald become awkward in Chapter 4?
(a) Macdonald is reviewing Mailer's book.
(b) Mailer has recently discovered he's on the Pulitzer short list.
(c) Macdonald got the post at the New Yorker Mailer wants.
(d) Mailer is sleeping with Macdonald's wife.

13. Whose "dwarf alter ego" did Mailer claim to be at the Ambassador speech, according to Macdonald in Chapter 3?
(a) Lyndon Johnson's.
(b) Abbie Hoffman's.
(c) Ben Franklin's.
(d) William Burroughs'.

14. Which social or literary figure calls Mailer in Chapter 2?
(a) Jean Genet.
(b) Mitch Goodman.
(c) Abbie Hoffman.
(d) Robert Lowell.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mailer dismiss de Grazia from the stage to begin emceeing the night in Chapter 5?

2. Which of the following men is not quoted by Mailer is having advocated sensory adjudication in Chapter 2?

3. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?

4. What does Mailer recall as he walks toward the Washington Monument in Chapter 2?

5. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?

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