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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mailer state in Chapter 5 is the best course of action if you cannot please a liberal hostess?
(a) Apologize profusely.
(b) Slip out inconspiculously.
(c) Wrong her completely.
(d) Get her a gift basket.

2. Which descriptor best describes Mailer's feelings while watching Lowell speak in Chapter 6?
(a) Langorous.
(b) Enamored.
(c) Bored.
(d) Envious.

3. Where do the organizers of the March go for breakfast in Chapter 3?
(a) A union hall.
(b) A bar.
(c) Another hotel.
(d) A church.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. What favor has Mailer recently done for Goodman?
(a) He praised him on the Dick Cavett Show.
(b) He became Goodman's son's godfather.
(c) He recommended him for a Times op-ed.
(d) He wrote a blurb for his book.

7. 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 applaud politely.
(d) They boo him.

8. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer determine is the goal of an invasion of the Pentagon?
(a) To achieve publicity for the next day's events.
(b) To provide Paul Goodman a platform to self-promote.
(c) To wound the American military symbolically.
(d) To obstruct the daily activity of the Pentagon.

9. Whose flattery in Chapter 4 is Mailer suspicious of?
(a) Lowell's.
(b) The host's.
(c) de Grazia's.
(d) Macdonald's.

10. In Chapter 2, what word does Mailer want to tell Mitch Goodman to shove?
(a) Peace.
(b) Solidarity.
(c) Resistance.
(d) Taste.

11. Where are the protest speakers going when they leave the part at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) The theater.
(b) The Department of Justice.
(c) The hotel.
(d) A bar.

12. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?
(a) Norman Mailer.
(b) Dr. Ben Spock.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Noam Chomsky.

13. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer agree to do the protest?
(a) Be photographed with the organizer.
(b) Speak at it.
(c) Stay away from it.
(d) Cover it for the Village Voice.

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

15. The opening of the novel is taken from an article in which publication?
(a) The New Yorker.
(b) Time Magazine.
(c) The Washington Post.
(d) Cracked.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what drug does Mailer repeatedly decry?

2. What crime would Mailer be guilty of in returning young men's draft cards during the march, according to the statement in Chapter 2?

3. In Chapter 6, what does Mailer do after leaving the theatre?

4. At the beginning of Chapter 1, to what does Mailer compare the atmosphere of the Hay-Adams breakfast crowd?

5. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?

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