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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 is happening to Mailer at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) He is giving a television interview.
(b) He is sleeping under a tree.
(c) He is lying on the ground after being maced.
(d) He is being arrested.

2. Which of the following is not an area that the attorney of Chapter 4 gets permission for protest activity?
(a) The Lincoln Memorial.
(b) The road leading to the Pentagon.
(c) The north lot of the Pentagon.
(d) The Washington Monument.

3. Which music group is playing at the Pentagon in Chapter 5?
(a) The Band.
(b) The Magic Tramps.
(c) The New York Dolls.
(d) The Fugs.

4. How does Mailer signal that he wants to be arrested at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) He punches an MP.
(b) He lays prostrate on the ground.
(c) He crosses a rope line.
(d) He throws a can at a police cruiser.

5. What does one of the older gentlemen tell a young black man who gets overly angry in Chapter 4?
(a) To lead the way to the Pentagon.
(b) To just go home.
(c) To have a swig of scotch.
(d) To speak to one of the monitors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrives in in Chapter 4 as the protesters are forming ranks?

2. To what does Mailer compare the MP's on the bus in Chapter 4?

3. What game does Mailer play with a cellmate to pass the time in Chapter 5?

4. What is Mailer worried about missing at the beginning of Chapter 8?

5. What word best describes the collective mood of the protesters at the beginning of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Fugs do at the Pentagon in Chapter 5?

2. How does Dellinger go about planning the march in Chapters 2 and 3?

3. What do the MP's and the marchers have in common, according to Mailer in Chapter 6?

4. Describe the mood of the crown in the beginning of Chapter 4.

5. How does Mailer think about his family in Chapter 5?

6. What train of people following the the march in Chapter 4?

7. What reasons does Mailer list in Chapter 7 for people to be against the war?

8. How does the tone of the novel shift dramatically at the beginning of Book II?

9. How does Mailer fair in court in Chapter 9?

10. What conclusion does Mailer draw from two articles at the end of Chapter 6?

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