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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 drug does Mailer repeatedly decry?
(a) Heroin.
(b) LSD.
(c) Mescaline.
(d) Marijuana.

2. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer say he has sworn not to do, because it will support continued fighting Vietnam?
(a) Pay a 10% increase in the income tax.
(b) Read the Washington Post.
(c) Turn in aluminum as certain stations.
(d) Purchase Coors beer.

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

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

5. What is significant about the way Lowell recites his poetry in Chapter 6?
(a) He affects a British accent.
(b) He does not use notes.
(c) He pauses for minutes at a time.
(d) He speaks incredibly quietly.

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

7. Where did Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller spend a period of time after college?
(a) The south of Mexico
(b) Paris.
(c) Havana.
(d) The military.

8. In Chapter 6, what does Mailer do after leaving the theatre?
(a) He goes to the hotel.
(b) He sleeps backstage.
(c) He falls asleep in a doorway.
(d) He goes to another bar.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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 40.
(c) About 150.
(d) About 100.

14. According to Mailer in Chapter 3, how did Robert Lowell avoid fighting in World War II?
(a) He has flat feet.
(b) He was a conscientious objector.
(c) He worked in a munitions factory.
(d) He became a foreign correspondent for the AP.

15. What instrument does Mailer keep hearing as he marches to the Washington Memorial in Chapter 2?
(a) Trumpet.
(b) Guitar.
(c) Saxophone.
(d) Snare drum.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is William Sloane Coffin?

2. Which of the following locations is not one that Mailer mentions rioting over the Vietnam issue in Chapter 2?

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

4. How many draft cards are turned in at Justice in Chapter 4?

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

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