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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 sound system is bad.
(b) There is no ventilation.
(c) There are no curtains on the stage.
(d) The seats are uncomfortable.

2. Which character in Chapter 3 is astounded by the fact that the papers were kind to Mailer's performance and not his?
(a) Paul Goodman.
(b) Dwight Macdonald.
(c) Ed de Grazia.
(d) Robert Lowell.

3. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?
(a) Poverty.
(b) The free market.
(c) Authority.
(d) War.

4. In Chapter 1, who does Mailer get into a cloyingly complimentary conversation?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Paul Goodman.
(c) William Sloane Coffin.
(d) Dwight Macdonald.

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

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

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

8. What does Mailer drink during the party of Chapter 4?
(a) Tequila.
(b) Bourbon.
(c) Vodka.
(d) Scotch.

9. In Chapter 1, Mailer claims that America's New Left is drawing its political aesthetic from what country?
(a) Russia.
(b) Vietnam.
(c) China.
(d) Cuba.

10. Why do Mailer, Macdonald and Lowell want to be arrested first on Saturday?
(a) They want to catch an evening flight back to New York.
(b) They want to get out of the hot sun quickly.
(c) They want to escape Mitch Goodman.
(d) Only the first ones arrested will be photographed.

11. What does Mailer recall as he walks toward the Washington Monument in Chapter 2?
(a) Losing his virginity.
(b) World War II.
(c) The 1963 civil rights march.
(d) An afternoon in Madrid.

12. Which of the following men is not quoted by Mailer is having advocated sensory adjudication in Chapter 2?
(a) John O'Hara.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) Thomas Aquinis.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.

13. 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 organizer.
(d) He should be an observer.

14. What crime would Mailer be guilty of in returning young men's draft cards during the march, according to the statement in Chapter 2?
(a) Impeding an executive order.
(b) Providing comfort to the enemies of the U.S.
(c) Aiding someone refusing the draft.
(d) Theft of government property.

15. In Chapter 2, what drug does Mailer repeatedly decry?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Heroin.
(c) LSD.
(d) Mescaline.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not one of the aspects of war that Mailer mentions being disagreeable in Chapter 2?

2. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?

3. Where are the protest speakers going when they leave the part at the end of Chapter 4?

4. Where did Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller spend a period of time after college?

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

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