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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does one of the older gentlemen tell a young black man who gets overly angry in Chapter 4?
(a) To have a swig of scotch.
(b) To lead the way to the Pentagon.
(c) To speak to one of the monitors.
(d) To just go home.

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

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

7. In Chapter 1 of Book II, to whom does the "writer" pass the baton?
(a) The revolutionary.
(b) The journalist.
(c) The historian.
(d) The essayist.

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

9. How is Mailer certain the MP in Chapter 6 is not going to hit him?
(a) He does not have a club.
(b) He is black.
(c) He says he is a fan.
(d) His hand is trembling.

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

11. In Chapter 5, what is Mailer's assessment of the mistake the Revolutionary Contingent made during the march?
(a) It was poorly armed.
(b) It acted too soon.
(c) It was too spread out.
(d) It lacked a clear system of communication.

12. Which of the following militant groups chooses to sit and hold their ground at the March?
(a) SDS.
(b) The Weathermen.
(c) The Symbionese Liberation Army.
(d) The Black Panthers.

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

14. How does Mailer signal that he wants to be arrested at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) He lays prostrate on the ground.
(b) He crosses a rope line.
(c) He throws a can at a police cruiser.
(d) He punches an MP.

15. What Communist leader's writings is Walter Teague teaching in Chapter 6?
(a) Castro.
(b) Trotsky.
(c) Mao.
(d) Lenin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mailer respond to the band's ritual in Chapter 6?

2. In Chapter 6, Mailer acknowledges that what was present on both sides of the line at the Pentagon?

3. Who in the Volkswagen does the MP subdue in Chapter 2?

4. Where is the bus in Chapter 4 taking Mailer and the other marchers?

5. How many days in jail is Mailer sentenced to in Chapter 9?

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