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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Mailer's primary complaint about the performance space?
(a) The seats are uncomfortable.
(b) There is no ventilation.
(c) The sound system is bad.
(d) There are no curtains on the stage.
2. Which of the following is not something Mailer is mentioned doing during his emceeing of Chapter 5?
(a) Sweating through his shirt.
(c) Slurring his speech.
(d) Rambling incoherently.
3. At the beginning of Chapter 1, to what does Mailer compare the atmosphere of the Hay-Adams breakfast crowd?
(a) A press conference.
(b) The running of the bulls,
(c) A whorehouse.
(d) A class reunion.
4. What is scheduled to happen in Washington, DC, the day that Mailer arrives?
(a) A dinner at the Watergate.
(b) A march to the Capitol.
(c) A small concert on the Mall.
(d) A series of speeches at a theatre.
5. Where does Chapter 2 take place?
(a) Mailer's den.
(b) A publishing house.
(c) An office on I Street.
(d) A New York bistro.
6. With whom does Mailer get into a shouting matching in Chapter 6?
(a) The hostess of the party.
(b) de Grazia.
(c) A heckler.
(d) The Time Magazine reporter.
7. Who is emceeing when Mailer arrives to the theatre in Chapter 5?
(b) de Grazia.
8. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?
9. What phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?
(a) Holding court.
10. How does Mailer offend the hostess in Chapter 4?
(a) He call her a loon.
(b) He breaks her toilet.
(c) He refuses dinner.
(d) He forgets her name.
11. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
(a) He does not want to be arrested.
(b) He does not want to be shot.
(c) He does not want to be maced.
(d) He does not want to be struck.
12. What does Mailer take from de Grazia in Chapter 4?
(a) The telling of a story from their time in Madrid.
(b) His drink.
(c) The emcee role for the evening.
(d) The key to his hotel room.
13. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer say he has sworn not to do, because it will support continued fighting Vietnam?
(a) Turn in aluminum as certain stations.
(b) Read the Washington Post.
(c) Purchase Coors beer.
(d) Pay a 10% increase in the income tax.
14. Where do Lowell, Mailer, and Macdonald go after the card return in Chapter 4?
(a) A bar.
(b) The hotel.
(c) A hot-dog stand.
(d) The Pentagon.
15. What does Mailer intimate about his drinking the night before Chapter 1?
(a) He did not get very drunk.
(b) He blacked out.
(c) He abstained from all alcohol.
(d) He became belligerent toward his fellow writers.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is not a style of dress that marchers wear in Chapter 2?
2. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer agree to do the protest?
3. In Chapter 2, what drug does Mailer repeatedly decry?
4. In Chapter 1, Mailer claims that America's New Left is drawing its political aesthetic from what country?
5. What is significant about the way Lowell recites his poetry in Chapter 6?
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