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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What political party did Benito Mussolini lead?
(a) National Fascist Party.
(b) The Whig Party.
(c) The Nazi Party.
(d) The Italian Nationalist Party.

2. What people does Boorstin assert were able to express, ritualize, and create heroes, in Chapter 2 - Section II?
(a) Public.
(b) Population.
(c) Folks.
(d) Masses.

3. What term means to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function?
(a) Uniformize.
(b) Homogenize.
(c) Conform.
(d) Amass.

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

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

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

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

8. With whom did Thomas Cook form a partnership and rename the travel agency as Thomas Cook and Son?
(a) John A. Mason Cook.
(b) Alexander Mason Cook.
(c) Andrew Michael Cook.
(d) Thomas Cook, Jr.

9. What is the first of the "extravagant expectations" held by Americans, according to Boorstin?
(a) Money can buy anything.
(b) Time is of the essence.
(c) There is always more that the world can provide.
(d) We have unlimited power to fashion the world to our desires

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

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

12. What does Boorstin refer to propaganda as, in Chapter 1- Section IV?
(a) Ambiguous falsehoods.
(b) Appealing falsehoods.
(c) Ambiguous truths.
(d) Appealing truths.

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

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

15. What does Boorstin claim increased the ease of creation and transmission of several different types of media?
(a) Media Revolution.
(b) World Wide Web.
(c) The printing press.
(d) Graphic Revolution.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did popular publications print articles showing the car was cheaper to operate than the horse?

2. How many cars were registered in the United States in 1900?

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

4. When was Thomas Cook born?

5. How much were tickets on Thomas Cook's first train tour?

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