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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 be an observer.
(b) He should have participated.
(c) He should be a nonpartisan.
(d) He should be an organizer.

2. Which famous black leader's sister speaks in Chapter 3?
(a) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(b) Bobby Seale.
(c) Medger Evers.
(d) Malcolm X.

3. Whose "dwarf alter ego" did Mailer claim to be at the Ambassador speech, according to Macdonald in Chapter 3?
(a) Lyndon Johnson's.
(b) Ben Franklin's.
(c) William Burroughs'.
(d) Abbie Hoffman's.

4. According to Mailer in Chapter 3, how did Robert Lowell avoid fighting in World War II?
(a) He was a conscientious objector.
(b) He became a foreign correspondent for the AP.
(c) He worked in a munitions factory.
(d) He has flat feet.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?

2. What does Mailer liken himself to when he begins emceeing in Chapter 5?

3. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?

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

5. In Chapter 2, what word does Mailer want to tell Mitch Goodman to shove?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the plan for the Justice Department protest?

2. What state is Mailer in when he leaves the party in Chapter 4?

3. Why is Dwight Macdonald livid about the newspaper coverage of the Ambassador event in Chapter 3?

4. Describe the interactions Mailer has with his fellow speakers at the party in Chapter 4.

5. Why does Mailer state he does not have a good instinct for speeches at protests?

6. How do Ed de Grazia and Mailer scuffle in Chapter 5?

7. Describe Mailer's emceeing in Chapters 5 and 6?

8. What does Mailer pointedly note about the black delegates at the march in Chapter 3?

9. How does Mailer characterize the march to the Washington Monument in Chapter 2?

10. What concerns Goodman about the protest planning in Chapter 3?

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