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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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) Fame.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Greatness.

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

4. Where did Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic end?
(a) Paris International Airport.
(b) McMorris Field, UK.
(c) London International Airport.
(d) Le Bourget Field, Paris.

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

6. What term refers to that which is not participating readily or actively?
(a) Subjective.
(b) Objective.
(c) Interactive.
(d) Passive.

7. Who did Charles Lindbergh marry?
(a) Sarah Morrow.
(b) Anne Morrow.
(c) Mary Anne Doherty.
(d) Elizabeth Winchester.

8. What word refers to that which is coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency, without effort or premeditation, natural and unconstrained?
(a) Spontaneous.
(b) Instantaneous.
(c) Combustive.
(d) Structured.

9. What form of travel, initiated by Thomas Cook, had the traveler go independently, while Cook's agency charged for travel, food, and accommodation for a fixed period over any chosen route?
(a) Exclusive independent travel.
(b) Independent travel.
(c) Inclusive independent travel.
(d) Interactive independent travel.

10. Boorstin opens Chapter 3 - Section VI talking about the changes in our understanding of time and what?
(a) Travel.
(b) Family.
(c) Space.
(d) Commerce.

11. 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) Dwight Eisenhower.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(d) Hubert Humphrey.

12. When was the hotel coupon introduced to the touring industry in London?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1866.
(c) 1846.
(d) 1859.

13. Boorstin writes that critical history and critical biography have reduced heroes to mere pawns of what?
(a) The public.
(b) Chess.
(c) Social forces.
(d) The media.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to widespread reputation, especially of a favorable character of renown and public eminence?

2. Who wrote Crystallizing Public Opinion?

3. What term refers to that which is of foreign origin or character, not native, introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized?

4. What people does Boorstin assert were able to express, ritualize, and create heroes, in Chapter 2 - Section II?

5. Where was Karl Baedeker born?

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