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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. In Chapter 1, what does Mailer claim the young generation hates more than anything else?
(b) The free market.
2. Whose flattery in Chapter 4 is Mailer suspicious of?
(c) The host's.
(d) de Grazia's.
3. Which character in Chapter 3 is astounded by the fact that the papers were kind to Mailer's performance and not his?
(a) Dwight Macdonald.
(b) Ed de Grazia.
(c) Paul Goodman.
(d) Robert Lowell.
4. What response does Coffin get to his turning in of the draft cards in Chapter 4?
(a) He is arrested.
(b) He is swarmed by press.
(c) He gets into a heated argument with the Solicitor General.
(d) He is refused by the Justice officials.
5. 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) Aiding someone refusing the draft.
(b) Providing comfort to the enemies of the U.S.
(c) Impeding an executive order.
(d) Theft of government property.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
2. Which of Mailer's books is he clinging onto at he enters the theatre in Chapter 5?
3. Who is William Sloane Coffin?
4. What strain of sociopolitical thinking does Mailer chart through America in a speech in Chapter 1?
5. In Chapter 3, what concern does does Goodman have about the route to the Pentagon?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens once the group arrives at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?
2. Describe Norman Mailer as a character.
3. What does Mailer feel about left-wing splinter groups' names in Chapter 3?
4. Why does Mailer state he does not have a good instinct for speeches at protests?
5. Why is Mailer late to emcee the event in Chapter 5?
6. How is Robert Lowell received by the audience?
7. Why is Dwight Macdonald livid about the newspaper coverage of the Ambassador event in Chapter 3?
8. How does Mailer respond to William Sloane Coffin in Chapter 3?
9. How does Mailer characterize the march to the Washington Monument in Chapter 2?
10. Why does Mailer agree to join the Pentagon protest in Chapter 2?
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