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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pseudo-events, according to Boorstin, create distortion through what?
(a) Propaganda.
(b) Ambiguity.
(c) Complication.
(d) Falsehood.

2. What was the familiar hallmark of Baedeker guides?
(a) Blue binding.
(b) Yellow binding.
(c) Red binding.
(d) Green binding.

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

4. What does Boorstin call "a person who is known for his well-knownness"?
(a) Politician.
(b) Celebrity.
(c) Debutante.
(d) Heiress.

5. Boorstin suggests, in Chapter 1 - Section V, that the advances made in American society have served to "blur the edges of" what?
(a) Reality.
(b) Commercialism.
(c) Truth.
(d) Commerce.

6. What was the departure site for Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean ?
(a) Anderson Field, MA.
(b) Roosevelt Field, NY.
(c) Lockton Field, NY.
(d) Fort Williams Field, NC.

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

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

9. What was the name of the plane that Charles Lindbergh made his flight across the Atlantic in?
(a) The Lindbergh Jewel.
(b) The Spirit of America.
(c) The Spirit of St. Louis.
(d) The Lucky Lindy.

10. When did Mussolini become the Prime Minister of Italy?
(a) 1915.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1911.

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

12. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin suggests that leaks are a form of what by governments?
(a) Peace negotiations.
(b) Arbitration.
(c) Amnesty.
(d) Testing.

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

14. Boorstin asserts that the influx of pseudo-events has caused the confusion of participant and what roles?
(a) Catalyst.
(b) Viewer.
(c) Creator.
(d) Instigator.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Boorstin asserts, in Chapter 2 - Section I, that Americans have fooled themselves about how much _____ is contained in the world and in individuals.

3. What is the first aspect of a pseudo-event, according to Boorstin?

4. 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.

5. Where did Conrad Hilton purchase his first hotel?

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