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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. Who is Mailer's lawyer in Chapter 9?
(a) Kube.
(b) de Grazia.
(c) Goodman.
(d) Dellinger.

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

3. Which of the following titles is not one that Mailer the narrator gives himself, Lowell, and Macdonald in Chapter 4?
(a) The Novelist.
(b) The Critic.
(c) The Journalist.
(d) The Poet.

4. What is the highest estimate given in Chapter 5 for the number of marchers who may attend?
(a) 200,000.
(b) 500,000.
(c) 80,000.
(d) 50,000.

5. Which New York-based journalist is quoted at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) Jimmy Breslin.
(b) Frank Rich.
(c) Pauline Kael.
(d) Truman Capote.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month is the March held?

2. Who in Chapter 5, is completely enthralled by the band's activities?

3. According to Mailer in Chapter 5, how big is the praking lot tot he Pentagon?

4. What does Mailer tell Fontain about his arrest in Chapter 1?

5. What reason does the judge give for giving Mailer a stiffer sentence in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comic episode happens when Mailer is getting changed for his arraignment in Chapter 8?

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

3. How is the crowd becoming unruly in Chapter 4?

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

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

6. Describe Norman Mailer's arrest in Chapter 6?

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

8. In the detain room in Chapter 3, what strikes Mailer about the people around him?

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

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

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