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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 the stated goal of the March, as articulated by the Steering Committee in Chapter 3?
(a) To draw attention to the cost of the War.
(b) To shut down the war-making machine.
(c) To end the war in Vietnam.
(d) To raise awareness of illegal bombing in Laos and Cambodia.

2. What is Mailer worried about missing at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) His medication time.
(b) Arraignment.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) Lowell's party.

3. What game does Mailer play with a cellmate to pass the time in Chapter 5?
(a) Chess.
(b) Gin rummy.
(c) Poker.
(d) 20 questions.

4. At the end of Chapter 4, between which two individuals does a tension develop?
(a) de Grazia and Kunstler.
(b) Rubin and Dellinger.
(c) Dellinger and Goodman.
(d) Van Cleve and de Grazia.

5. What left-wing attorney does the Mobilization Committee meet with in Chapter 4?
(a) Van Cleve.
(b) Kuby.
(c) de Grazia.
(d) Kunstler.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mailer plead at his lawyer's suggestion?

2. What good news does John Boyle give Mailer in Chapter 3?

3. Who in the Volkswagen does the MP subdue in Chapter 2?

4. How many days in jail is Mailer sentenced to in Chapter 9?

5. From what neighborhood in New York are the acquaintances Mailer encounters in Occaquan?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the scene in Occaquan at the beginning of Chapter 6.

3. Why is the Vietnam War fought, according to Mailer in Chapter 7?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What bad news greets Mailer when he returns to New York in Chapter 11?

10. What permits does the Mobilization Committee get in Chapter 4?

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