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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Thomas Cook's circular notes better known as?
(a) Travel coupons.
(b) Credit slips.
(c) Traveler's Cheques.
(d) Credit cards.

2. Where was Karl Baedeker observed to drop a pea on every twentieth step of the staircase to the roof, so he could report the number of steps accurately?
(a) The Louvre.
(b) Milan Cathedral.
(c) St. Patrick Cathedral.
(d) The Sistine Chapel.

3. Who wrote Crystallizing Public Opinion?
(a) Edward R. Burns.
(b) Edward L. Bynay.
(c) Edward L. Bernays.
(d) Edward A. Smith.

4. 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) Red carpet event.
(b) Pseudo-event.
(c) Attraction.
(d) Non-event.

5. What refers to a person or thing that draws, allures, or entices?
(a) Seductress.
(b) Cultivation.
(c) Attraction.
(d) Fortress.

6. In what year did Karl Baedeker start his publishing company?
(a) 1827.
(b) 1800.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1859.

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

8. What title did Mussolini go by after 3 years in office as Prime Minister?
(a) Il Capitain.
(b) Mein Furor.
(c) Il Furor.
(d) Il Deuce.

9. What book of Walter Lippman's does Boorstin cite, in Chapter 1 - Section V?
(a) Public Opinion.
(b) The Origins of Family.
(c) Sociological Justices.
(d) Mein Kampf.

10. Where did Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic end?
(a) Paris International Airport.
(b) McMorris Field, UK.
(c) London International Airport.
(d) Le Bourget Field, Paris.

11. With whom did Charles Lindbergh sign a contract for his story of the famous monoplane flight?
(a) USA Today.
(b) Chicago Tribune.
(c) CBS.
(d) New York Times.

12. When did Karl Baedeker institute a star system in his travel guides?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1902.

13. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin discusses the formation of what as a communication device for government officials?
(a) The mobile phone.
(b) The FBI.
(c) The leak.
(d) The wire tap.

14. When was Benito Mussolini born?
(a) 1905.
(b) 1883.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1869.

15. 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) Iran.
(b) China.
(c) Iraq.
(d) Russia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Boorstin call "a person who is known for his well-knownness"?

2. Pseudo-events, according to Boorstin, create distortion through what?

3. What word refers to that which is coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency, without effort or premeditation, natural and unconstrained?

4. Karl Baedeker followed the model of English guide books instituted by whom?

5. In what year was Charles Lindbergh's infant son kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century"?

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