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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. How many days in jail is Mailer sentenced to in Chapter 9?
2. How does Mailer plead at his lawyer's suggestion?
(a) No contest.
(b) Not guilty.
(d) He refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the court.
3. Which of Mailer's writer friends is present in the Volkswagen with him in Chapter 2?
(a) Paul Goodman.
(b) Robert Lowell.
(c) Dwight Macdonald.
(d) None of them.
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 throws a can at a police cruiser.
(d) He crosses a rope line.
5. Which New York-based journalist is quoted at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) Frank Rich.
(b) Truman Capote.
(c) Pauline Kael.
(d) Jimmy Breslin.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Revolutionary Contingent do during the March, as noted in Chapter 5?
2. Next to what famous left icon's bunk does Mailer lay down at the end of Chapter 6?
3. What type of quasi-religious ceremony does the music group perform in Chapter 5?
4. What does Mailer tell Fontain about his arrest in Chapter 1?
5. Who in Chapter 5, is completely enthralled by the band's activities?
Short Essay Questions
1. What train of people following the the march in Chapter 4?
2. Describe the more extreme voices in the march planning as discussed in Chapter 5.
3. Describe the mood of the crown in the beginning of Chapter 4.
4. How does Mailer fair in court in Chapter 9?
5. What do the MP's and the marchers have in common, according to Mailer in Chapter 6?
6. What comic episode happens when Mailer is getting changed for his arraignment in Chapter 8?
7. Why is the Vietnam War fought, according to Mailer in Chapter 7?
8. How is the crowd becoming unruly in Chapter 4?
9. What conclusion does Mailer draw from two articles at the end of Chapter 6?
10. Describe Norman Mailer's arrest in Chapter 6?
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