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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter II Section I-III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who developed a technique of calling morning press conferences to announce afternoon press conferences in order to enhance his prestige?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) Joseph McCarthy.

2. Who does Boorstin claim was a major figure of presidential creation of pseudo-events, including his solidification of the presidential press conference and his fireside chats?
(a) Hubert Humphrey.
(b) Dwight Eisenhower.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Franklin D. Roosevelt.

3. What name referred to Stalin's campaign to purge the Communist Party of people accused of sabotage, terrorism, or treachery?
(a) The Great Cleansing.
(b) The Great Famine.
(c) The Great Purge.
(d) The Grand Inquisition.

4. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin uses an example from the 1950s in which a story was released about an imminent attack by whom?
(a) Russia.
(b) Iran.
(c) China.
(d) Iraq.

5. What word refers to that which is important, highly significant, or consequential?
(a) Greatness.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Fame.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position?

2. According to Walter Lippman, a ____ is a way of giving rapid meaning to an external person or situation to help one orient to a world full of confusing and overwhelming experiences.

3. Boorstin states that psychological analysis has effectively turned the actions of heroes into compensations for what?

4. Pseudo-events tend to do what to the human experience, according to Boorstin?

5. What is the second quality of the pseudo-event described by Boorstin?

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