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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. In Chapter 5, who goes to sleep in the cell with Mailer?
(a) Walter Teague.
(b) John Doyle.
(c) Robert Lowell.
(d) The Hungarian freedom fighter.

2. How is Mailer dressed for court in Chapter 9?
(a) He is naked.
(b) A vest, tie, and cufflinks.
(c) A dashiki.
(d) A tee shirt and jeans.

3. According to Mailer in Chapter 5, how big is the praking lot tot he Pentagon?
(a) The size of 5 football fields.
(b) As big as the Pentagon itself.
(c) The size of a grocery store's parking lot.
(d) Slightly smaller than the central mall.

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

5. About what do the arrested marchers speculate at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) If Robert Lowell was arrested.
(b) What the coverage of the march will highlight.
(c) Whether they will have to spend the night in jail.
(d) If they will have to serve time.

Short Answer Questions

1. After a term in which of Mailer's books has the band named itself?

2. Which music group is playing at the Pentagon in Chapter 5?

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

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

5. Next to what famous left icon's bunk does Mailer lay down at the end of Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mailer determine it is time to get arrested at the end of Chapter 5?

2. What fracas does Mailer get into in Chapter 2?

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

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

5. How does Dick Fontaine figure into the events of this section?

6. Describe the several movements the arrested marchers have to make in this section?

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

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

9. Describe the more extreme voices in the march planning as discussed in Chapter 5.

10. What metaphor does Mailer draw to the Pentagon in Chapter 4?

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