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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. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?
2. What other protest speaker is on the same plane as with Mailer in Chapter 3?
(a) Dwight Macdonald.
(b) Paul Goodman.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) Ed de Grazia.
3. Which Ivy League university did both Mailer and the Chapter 2 caller graduate from?
4. Who performs first in the event of Chapter 5?
5. According to the article in Chapter 1, why is Norman Mailer arrested?
(a) He is caught carrying a large bag of marijuana.
(b) He punches a presenter at an awards banquet.
(c) He crosses a police line.
(d) He vomits on the Lincoln Memorial.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mailer dismiss de Grazia from the stage to begin emceeing the night in Chapter 5?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 1, to what does Mailer compare the atmosphere of the Hay-Adams breakfast crowd?
3. In Chapter 1, what is significant about Mailer's state at the time he is arrested?
4. Which of the following ideas is not something that Mailer declares the young generation believes in more fervently than its forebears in Chapter 1?
5. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. What narrative is told by the Time Magazine article of Chapter 1?
2. Describe Norman Mailer as a character.
3. What does Mailer feel about left-wing splinter groups' names in Chapter 3?
4. How is Mailer received after Lowell in Chapter 6?
5. What state is Mailer in when he leaves the party in Chapter 4?
6. What is Mailer's attitude toward protest at the beginning of the novel?
7. Why does Mailer state he does not have a good instinct for speeches at protests?
8. What rationalization does Mailer give for taking his book from the hostess's house in Chapter 5?
9. Describe Mailer's emceeing in Chapters 5 and 6?
10. How does Mailer respond to William Sloane Coffin in Chapter 3?
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