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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4 - Section V-XI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Established by Boorstin, what is the third way pseudo-events can overshadow real or spontaneous events?
(a) They are less dramatic.
(b) They are easier to distribute.
(c) They are more dramatic.
(d) They can be repeated.

2. The argument is made, in Chapter 3 - Section IV, that the objects in museums were ____ from the homes of the wealthy and famous to be available for all to view.
(a) Hijacked.
(b) Smuggled.
(c) Stolen.
(d) Liberated.

3. In what year did urban tourism in America become a profitable industry, as the number of tour agencies, railroad passenger departments, guidebook publishers, and travel writers grew at a fast pace?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1856.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1915.

4. What first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police was best known for his involvement in the Lindbergh kidnapping case?
(a) Michael Jameson.
(b) Anderson Williams.
(c) Paul Skawinski.
(d) Norman Schwarzkopf.

5. What does Boorstin assert has been provided in exotic locations, in Chapter 3 - Section IV?
(a) Exotic restaurants.
(b) Money exchange stations.
(c) Tour guides.
(d) Local atmosphere.

Short Answer Questions

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?

2. What term refers to that which is not participating readily or actively?

3. Boorstin suggests that the graphic revolution and what else are mostly responsible for the abridgment and the mass production of art?

4. What does Boorstin assert inevitably give a false representation of a country because they have been specially selected and taken from context?

5. What is the first of the "extravagant expectations" held by Americans, according to Boorstin?

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