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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Boorstin asserts, in Chapter 2 - Section I, that Americans have fooled themselves about how much _____ is contained in the world and in individuals.
(a) Wealthy.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Fame.
(d) Greatness.

3. What term refers to that which is of foreign origin or character, not native, introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized?
(a) Exotic.
(b) Indiginous.
(c) Other.
(d) Dangerous.

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

5. What term refers to widespread reputation, especially of a favorable character of renown and public eminence?
(a) Prowess.
(b) Fame.
(c) Greatness.
(d) Celebrity.

6. In Chapter 1 - Section V, Boorstin discusses a change in the way people relate to truth and to what?
(a) Media.
(b) Religion.
(c) Image.
(d) Ambiguity.

7. 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 Grand Inquisition.
(c) The Great Famine.
(d) The Great Purge.

8. 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) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

9. What term does Boorstin assert has been relegated to the experiences of young children or naïve adults?
(a) Hero.
(b) Fairy tales.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Celebrity.

10. Boorstin states, in Chapter 3 - Section I, that in today's travel there is very little what?
(a) Risk.
(b) Interaction.
(c) Time.
(d) Understanding.

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

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

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

14. 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) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) Iraq.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth quality of the pseudo-event, according to Boorstin?

2. Where was Karl Baedeker born?

3. When was the Ford Model T introduced?

4. Where did Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic end?

5. When was Adolf Hitler born?

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