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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 paid the $65,000 required to fund the march?
(a) Several wealthy donors.
(b) The participating groups.
(c) Supportive churches.
(d) The Democratic party.

2. How does Mailer plead at his lawyer's suggestion?
(a) No contest.
(b) Guilty.
(c) He refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the court.
(d) Not guilty.

3. Next to what famous left icon's bunk does Mailer lay down at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) Abbie Hoffman.
(b) Noam Chomsky.
(c) Dan Berrigan.
(d) Wavy Gravy.

4. What city is Mailer in at the end of this section?
(a) Washington, DC.
(b) Philadelphia.
(c) Baltimore.
(d) New York.

5. In Chapter 1 of Book II, to whom does the "writer" pass the baton?
(a) The journalist.
(b) The historian.
(c) The essayist.
(d) The revolutionary.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 3, what city does the Steering Committee meet in?

4. Who is waiting her Mailer when he arrives at booking in Occoquan at the end of Chapter 5?

5. At the end of Chapter 4, between which two individuals does a tension develop?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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