The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. What term refers to an activity that exists for the sole purpose of the media publicity and serves little to no other function in real life?
(a) Attraction.
(b) Pseudo-event.
(c) Red carpet event.
(d) Non-event.

2. How many main "extravagant expectations" does Boorstin posit Americans hold?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

3. What is the first of the "extravagant expectations" held by Americans, according to Boorstin?
(a) Time is of the essence.
(b) There is always more that the world can provide.
(c) Money can buy anything.
(d) We have unlimited power to fashion the world to our desires

4. What is the second of the "extravagant expectations" held by Americans, according to Boorstin?
(a) Money can buy anything.
(b) There is always more that the world can provide.
(c) Time is of the essence.
(d) We have unlimited power to fashion the world to our desires.

5. What term is used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe a hypothetical inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy?
(a) Hyper-reality.
(b) Pseudo-event.
(c) Nonreality.
(d) Superreality.

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