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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the distance of Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic?
(a) 3,600 miles.
(b) 2,500 miles.
(c) 4,000 miles.
(d) 3,000 miles.

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

4. Where was Al Capone born?
(a) Queens, NY.
(b) Naperville, IL.
(c) Chicago, IL.
(d) Booklyn, NY.

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

6. What is the first aspect of a pseudo-event, according to Boorstin?
(a) Its purpose is to be recreated or reported.
(b) It is intended as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
(c) It is ambiguous.
(d) It is intentionally created.

7. When did Joseph Stalin assume the role of head of state of Russia?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1929.
(d) 1911.

8. Where did Conrad Hilton purchase his first hotel?
(a) Mexico.
(b) France.
(c) New York.
(d) Canada.

9. What is the official log of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress?
(a) House Record.
(b) Presidential Congressional Record.
(c) Record of the Congressional Committee.
(d) Congressional Record.

10. What is the title of Chapter 3?
(a) From Hero to Celebrity: The Human Pseudo-event.
(b) From Shapes to Shadows: Dissolving Forms.
(c) From Traveler to Tourist: The Lost Art of Travel.
(d) From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-events.

11. Boorstin writes that the telling of news has changed from reporting what was seen to what?
(a) Reacting to what is seen.
(b) Commenting on what is seen.
(c) Actively creating what is seen.
(d) Participating in what is seen.

12. When did Al Capone die?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1947.

13. What is the third characteristic of the pseudo-event, according to Boorstin?
(a) Its purpose is to be recreated or reported.
(b) It is intentionally created.
(c) It is ambiguous.
(d) It is intended as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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

15. In his argument in Chapter 2 - Section IV, what does Boorstin suggest are created by the media?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Pseudo-events.
(c) Celebrities.
(d) Politicians.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to that which is of foreign origin or character, not native, introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized?

2. What was the familiar hallmark of Baedeker guides?

3. When was Adolf Hitler born?

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

5. What name referred to Stalin's campaign to purge the Communist Party of people accused of sabotage, terrorism, or treachery?

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