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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) They may egg the President's care.
(d) Eugene McCarthy may speak.

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

3. In Chapter 5, who attempts to silence de Grazia and Mailer as they squabble onstage?
(a) Macdonald.
(b) Lowell.
(c) The Time Magazine reporter.
(d) Goodman.

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

5. Which of the following locations is not one that Mailer mentions rioting over the Vietnam issue in Chapter 2?
(a) University of Wisconsin.
(b) Los Angeles, CA.
(c) Boston Common.
(d) Read College.

6. Who performs first in the event of Chapter 5?
(a) Macdonald.
(b) Lowell.
(c) Mailer.
(d) Goodman.

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

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

9. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?
(a) Know one knows the route.
(b) There are rumors of roadblocks on the road.
(c) Law enforcement wants them to take the narrowest road.
(d) The route involves a numer of sudden turns.

10. How does Mailer offend the hostess in Chapter 4?
(a) He breaks her toilet.
(b) He forgets her name.
(c) He call her a loon.
(d) He refuses dinner.

11. Who begins the informal meeting in Chapter 3?
(a) Norman Mailer.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Paul Goodman.
(d) Mitch Goodman.

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

13. At what theatre is the presentation of Chapter 5 located?
(a) The Ambassador.
(b) Ford's Theatre.
(c) The National Theatre.
(d) The Arena.

14. Which of the following writers is not speaking at the protest?
(a) Ed de Grazia.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Susan Sontag.

15. What other protest speaker is on the same plane as with Mailer in Chapter 3?
(a) Paul Goodman.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Ed de Grazia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What instrument does Mailer keep hearing as he marches to the Washington Memorial in Chapter 2?

2. To what does Mailer compare his hangover in Chapter 2?

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

4. What is the central action of the protest Mailer is invited to in Chapter 2?

5. In Chapter 6, how does the audience respond to Mailer's profane tirade?

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