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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 3, how did Robert Lowell avoid fighting in World War II?
(a) He was a conscientious objector.
(b) He has flat feet.
(c) He became a foreign correspondent for the AP.
(d) He worked in a munitions factory.
2. Who is entertaining the audience when the speakers arrive?
(a) A troup of mimes.
(b) A poet.
(c) A folk music group.
(d) An improv group.
3. What does Goodman in Chapter 2 indicate may happen at the protest?
(a) They may egg the President's care.
(b) Eugene McCarthy may speak.
(c) They may invade the Pentagon.
(d) National press may cover the speeches.
4. Which of the following men is not quoted by Mailer is having advocated sensory adjudication in Chapter 2?
(a) Thomas Aquinis.
(b) Leo Tolstoy.
(c) John O'Hara.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.
5. With whom does Mailer get into a shouting matching in Chapter 6?
(a) The Time Magazine reporter.
(b) de Grazia.
(c) A heckler.
(d) The hostess of the party.
Short Answer Questions
1. The opening of the novel is taken from an article in which publication?
2. What is significant about the way Lowell recites his poetry in Chapter 6?
3. In Chapter 6, what does Mailer do after leaving the theatre?
4. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer agree to do the protest?
5. How many young men in Chapter 3 will go to the Department of Justice to represent those turning in their draft cards?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the performance space of this section.
2. What is Mailer's attitude toward protest at the beginning of the novel?
3. Why is Dwight Macdonald livid about the newspaper coverage of the Ambassador event in Chapter 3?
4. Describe Mailer's emceeing in Chapters 5 and 6?
5. Describe the interactions Mailer has with his fellow speakers at the party in Chapter 4.
6. How is Mailer received after Lowell in Chapter 6?
7. What is the plan for the Justice Department protest?
8. What narrative is told by the Time Magazine article of Chapter 1?
9. What amusing interchange happens between Mailer and Lowell in this section?
10. How does Norman Mailer characterize his hangover in Chapter 2?
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