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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who in Chapter 5, is completely enthralled by the band's activities?
(a) Lowell.
(b) Dellinger.
(c) Mailer.
(d) Macdonald.

2. What is Donald Kalish's profession?
(a) He is a priest.
(b) He is a writer.
(c) He is a news reporter.
(d) He is a professor.

3. Who paid the $65,000 required to fund the march?
(a) The participating groups.
(b) The Democratic party.
(c) Supportive churches.
(d) Several wealthy donors.

4. From what era of literature does Mailer saying he is drawing a convention in the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) The Neoclassical Era.
(b) The Romantic Era.
(c) The Victorian Era.
(d) The Modernist Era.

5. In Chapter 2, who does Dellinger bring on a Project Manager for the March?
(a) Jerry Rubin.
(b) Ed de Grazia.
(c) Mitch Goodman.
(d) William Kunstler.

6. Which of the following is not a reason Mailer gives for a person's opposition to the War in Chapter 7?
(a) He is afraid of the draft.
(b) He believes it is an unjust war.
(c) He has Communist sympathies.
(d) He is a pacifist.

7. What reason does the judge give for giving Mailer a stiffer sentence in Chapter 9?
(a) He is older and more influential.
(b) He is a consistent violator of the law.
(c) He has been uncooperative throughout.
(d) He was late to court.

8. To what ancient monument does Mailer compare the Pentagon in Chapter 4?
(a) The Colloseum.
(b) The Tower of Babel.
(c) The Great Wall.
(d) The Pyramids.

9. According to Mailer in Chapter 5, how big is the praking lot tot he Pentagon?
(a) The size of a grocery store's parking lot.
(b) Slightly smaller than the central mall.
(c) The size of 5 football fields.
(d) As big as the Pentagon itself.

10. How does Mailer describe the MP's face at the end of Chapter 1?
(a) Impassive.
(b) Pained.
(c) Intelligent.
(d) Severe.

11. What is Mailer worried about missing at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) Lowell's party.
(b) Arraignment.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) His medication time.

12. In what month is the March held?
(a) October.
(b) April.
(c) January.
(d) July.

13. What does Mailer begin working on in Occaquan in Chapter 7?
(a) An outline for a new novel.
(b) A rebuttal to Teague's ideology.
(c) An open letter to the papers.
(d) His speech upon release.

14. At the end of Chapter 4, between which two individuals does a tension develop?
(a) Rubin and Dellinger.
(b) de Grazia and Kunstler.
(c) Van Cleve and de Grazia.
(d) Dellinger and Goodman.

15. About what do the arrested marchers speculate at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) Whether they will have to spend the night in jail.
(b) If they will have to serve time.
(c) If Robert Lowell was arrested.
(d) What the coverage of the march will highlight.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many marchers does the New York Times suggest will be at the Pentagon protest in Chapter 5?

2. How is Mailer certain the MP in Chapter 6 is not going to hit him?

3. What good news does John Boyle give Mailer in Chapter 3?

4. What does the Revolutionary Contingent do during the March, as noted in Chapter 5?

5. In Chapter 5, what is Mailer's mind racing to figure out?

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