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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Karl Baedeker followed the model of English guide books instituted by whom?
(a) James Anderson.
(b) Thomas Cook.
(c) Michael Miller.
(d) John Murray.

2. Who wrote Mein Kampf?
(a) Friedrich Nietzsche.
(b) Adolph Hitler.
(c) Benito Mussolini.
(d) Friedrich Engels.

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

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

5. When was Mein Kampf published?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1925.

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

7. What does Boorstin assert has been provided in exotic locations, in Chapter 3 - Section IV?
(a) Tour guides.
(b) Exotic restaurants.
(c) Local atmosphere.
(d) Money exchange stations.

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

9. Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in what year?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1929.
(d) 1933.

10. Boorstin states that psychological analysis has effectively turned the actions of heroes into compensations for what?
(a) Internal psychopathology.
(b) Internal neurosis.
(c) Internal psychology.
(d) Internal insignificance.

11. 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.

12. When was Thomas Cook born?
(a) 1808.
(b) 1908.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1825.

13. How many cars were registered in the United States in 1900?
(a) 30,000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 8,000.
(d) 10,000.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first of the "extravagant expectations" held by Americans, according to Boorstin?

2. In what year did Thomas Cook's train tours first go to Scotland?

3. With whom did Charles Lindbergh sign a contract for his story of the famous monoplane flight?

4. Boorstin states, in Chapter 3 - Section I, that in today's travel there is very little what?

5. What, according to the author, is always in the present and requires a constant stream of publicity and pseudo-events to maintain its status?

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