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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3 - Section I-III.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What refers to a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the rejection of objective truth and global cultural narrative or meta-narrative?
(a) Nonreality.
(b) Hyper-reality.
(c) Pseudo-event.
(d) Post-modernism.

3. What is the second 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. Pseudo-events, according to Boorstin, create distortion through what?
(a) Ambiguity.
(b) Propaganda.
(c) Complication.
(d) Falsehood.

5. 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) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Hubert Humphrey.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Dwight Eisenhower.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1 - Section II, Boorstin discusses the temptation of newsmen to make images that were what?

2. Boorstin relates pre-packaged travel to what activity, in Chapter 3 - Section I?

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

4. In his argument in Chapter 2 - Section IV, what does Boorstin suggest create themselves?

5. When was Charles Lindbergh born?

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