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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the Ford Model T introduced?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1908.
(c) 1916.
(d) 1900.

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

3. What, according to the author, is always in the present and requires a constant stream of publicity and pseudo-events to maintain its status?
(a) Heroism.
(b) Celebrity.
(c) Political favor.
(d) Public favor.

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

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

6. In Chapter 1 - Section II, Boorstin discusses the temptation of newsmen to make images that were what?
(a) Aligned politically.
(b) Probable.
(c) Newsworthy.
(d) Believable.

7. How many main "extravagant expectations" does Boorstin posit Americans hold?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. When was Adolf Hitler born?
(a) 1857.
(b) 1905.
(c) 1889.
(d) 1911.

13. Where was Karl Baedeker born?
(a) Russia.
(b) Poland.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) Essen.

14. What was one of Charles Lindbergh's nicknames?
(a) Wings.
(b) Lucky Lindy.
(c) Lucky Chuck.
(d) The Flyer.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police was best known for his involvement in the Lindbergh kidnapping case?

3. Established by Boorstin, what is the first way pseudo-events can overshadow real or spontaneous events?

4. Boorstin posits that in addition to destroying old heroes ____ has made it difficult to create and recognize new heroes.

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

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