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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the official log of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress?
(a) House Record.
(b) Record of the Congressional Committee.
(c) Presidential Congressional Record.
(d) Congressional Record.

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

3. 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) Greatness.
(d) Poverty.

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

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

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

7. Boorstin relates pre-packaged travel to what activity, in Chapter 3 - Section I?
(a) Reading a book.
(b) Cooking dinner.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Watching a movie.

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

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

10. Who developed a technique of calling morning press conferences to announce afternoon press conferences in order to enhance his prestige?
(a) Dwight Eisenhower.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(d) Joseph McCarthy.

11. What word refers to that which is important, highly significant, or consequential?
(a) Fame.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Greatness.
(d) Wealth.

12. 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.
(a) Stolen.
(b) Hijacked.
(c) Smuggled.
(d) Liberated.

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

14. What is the title of Chapter 3?
(a) From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-events.
(b) From Traveler to Tourist: The Lost Art of Travel.
(c) From Shapes to Shadows: Dissolving Forms.
(d) From Hero to Celebrity: The Human Pseudo-event.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the departure site for Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean ?

2. Who wrote Crystallizing Public Opinion?

3. In what year did Karl Baedeker start his publishing company?

4. What term refers to an activity that exists for the sole purpose of the media publicity and serves little to no other function in real life?

5. Where was Karl Baedeker observed to drop a pea on every twentieth step of the staircase to the roof, so he could report the number of steps accurately?

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