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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did march planning committee visit the Pentagon numerous times before the march?
(a) To gauge police coverage in the lots.
(b) To take pictures for promotional materials.
(c) To speak with security there.
(d) To choose the best side to approach.

2. Counting his current one, how many wives has Mailer had?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 7.
(d) 4.

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

4. Which of the following is not something Mailer describes as the march begins in Chapter 4?
(a) Cars driving slowly past the march.
(b) Police beating riot shields.
(c) Helicopters flying overhead.
(d) Reporters vying for the best shots.

5. Who is waiting her Mailer when he arrives at booking in Occoquan at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Mitch Goodman.
(b) His documentary crew.
(c) His wife.
(d) A hired driver and car to the airport.

6. Who arrives in in Chapter 4 as the protesters are forming ranks?
(a) Televisions crews.
(b) The police.
(c) Noam Chomsky.
(d) The Black Panthers.

7. Who is Mailer's lawyer in Chapter 9?
(a) Dellinger.
(b) Kube.
(c) de Grazia.
(d) Goodman.

8. At the beginning of Chapter 4, how long has the crown been waiting to march?
(a) About one hour.
(b) Several hours.
(c) Half an hour.
(d) Fifteen minutes.

9. What nationality is the "Nazi" who antagonizes Mailer in Chapter 2?
(a) Norwegian.
(b) French.
(c) Dutch.
(d) Italian.

10. What does the Revolutionary Contingent do during the March, as noted in Chapter 5?
(a) It physically accosts MP's.
(b) It lies prostrate on the lot of the Pentagon.
(c) It throws malatov cocktails.
(d) It throws eggs at departing Pentagon officials' cars.

11. How does Mailer plead at his lawyer's suggestion?
(a) He refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the court.
(b) Not guilty.
(c) Guilty.
(d) No contest.

12. What word best describes the collective mood of the protesters at the beginning of Chapter 4?
(a) Focused.
(b) Violent.
(c) Lost.
(d) Impatient.

13. What is the stated goal of the March, as articulated by the Steering Committee in Chapter 3?
(a) To draw attention to the cost of the War.
(b) To end the war in Vietnam.
(c) To shut down the war-making machine.
(d) To raise awareness of illegal bombing in Laos and Cambodia.

14. In Chapter 3, what city does the Steering Committee meet in?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Chicago.
(c) New York.
(d) Boston.

15. How does Mailer respond to the band's ritual in Chapter 6?
(a) He is enthralled.
(b) He is embarrassed.
(c) He looks about confused.
(d) He quickly loses interest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What game does Mailer play with a cellmate to pass the time in Chapter 5?

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

3. In what month is the March held?

4. Which two gods does Mailer insist the war supports in Chapter 7?

5. What type of quasi-religious ceremony does the music group perform in Chapter 5?

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