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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. Which of the following writers is not speaking at the protest?
(a) Ed de Grazia.
(b) Susan Sontag.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) Robert Lowell.

2. With whom does Mailer get into a shouting matching in Chapter 6?
(a) The hostess of the party.
(b) de Grazia.
(c) The Time Magazine reporter.
(d) A heckler.

3. In Chapter 2, what does Mailer say he has sworn not to do, because it will support continued fighting Vietnam?
(a) Read the Washington Post.
(b) Pay a 10% increase in the income tax.
(c) Turn in aluminum as certain stations.
(d) Purchase Coors beer.

4. Who speaks with Mitch Goodman at the Justice Department in Chapter 4?
(a) Dr. Ben Spock.
(b) Noam Chomsky.
(c) Norman Mailer.
(d) Robert Lowell.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following locations is not one that Mailer mentions rioting over the Vietnam issue in Chapter 2?

2. On what day of the week is the march taking place?

3. How does the audience respond to Lowell's poem in Chapter 6?

4. In Chapter 1, how long does Mailer suggest it will take to accurately understand the value of the March?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the performance space of this section.

2. Describe Norman Mailer as a character.

3. Why does Mailer agree to join the Pentagon protest in Chapter 2?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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