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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 phrase does Mailer use to stand in for any sort of improvised speech?
(c) Holding court.
2. Which descriptor best describes Mailer's feelings while watching Lowell speak in Chapter 6?
3. What did the performance space in this section used to be used for?
(a) A church.
(b) A movie theater.
(c) A school auditorium.
(d) A vaudville house.
4. What is scheduled to happen in Washington, DC, the day that Mailer arrives?
(a) A series of speeches at a theatre.
(b) A march to the Capitol.
(c) A dinner at the Watergate.
(d) A small concert on the Mall.
5. What sport does Mailer liken the debate over Vietnam to in Chapter 5?
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do the organizers of the March go for breakfast in Chapter 3?
2. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer specifically not want done to him at the protest, should the police sweep in?
3. In Chapter 6, how does the audience respond to Mailer's profane tirade?
4. What is provided for the young men in Chapter 3's breakfast?
5. In Chapter 1, what is significant about Mailer's state at the time he is arrested?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mailer characterize the march to the Washington Monument in Chapter 2?
2. What narrative is told by the Time Magazine article of Chapter 1?
3. What appraisal of Robert Lowell does Mailer make in en route to the Department of Justice in Chapter 3?
4. What does Mailer find at the church in Chapter 3?
5. Why are Mailer, Macdonald, and Lowell ambivalent about getting arrested in Chapter 1?
6. Why does Mailer agree to join the Pentagon protest in Chapter 2?
7. What rationalization does Mailer give for taking his book from the hostess's house in Chapter 5?
8. What metaphor does Mailer use in Chapter 5 to describe the Vietnam controvery in America and who takes what sides?
9. How does Norman Mailer characterize his hangover in Chapter 2?
10. Describe Mailer's emceeing in Chapters 5 and 6?
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