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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 in the Volkswagen does the MP subdue in Chapter 2?
(a) Mailer.
(b) Walter Teague.
(c) The "Nazi."
(d) The freedom fighter.

2. Which of the following militant groups chooses to sit and hold their ground at the March?
(a) The Weathermen.
(b) SDS.
(c) The Black Panthers.
(d) The Symbionese Liberation Army.

3. Which of the following is not a reason Mailer gives for a person's opposition to the War in Chapter 7?
(a) He is a pacifist.
(b) He believes it is an unjust war.
(c) He has Communist sympathies.
(d) He is afraid of the draft.

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

5. How many marchers does the New York Times suggest will be at the Pentagon protest in Chapter 5?
(a) 80,000.
(b) 125,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 10,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mailer begin working on in Occaquan in Chapter 7?

2. What is the stated goal of the March, as articulated by the Steering Committee in Chapter 3?

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

4. About what do the arrested marchers speculate at the beginning of Chapter 6?

5. What does the Revolutionary Contingent do during the March, as noted in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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