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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the second quality of the pseudo-event described by Boorstin?
(a) It is intentionally created.
(b) Its purpose is to be recreated or reported.
(c) It is intended as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
(d) It is ambiguous.

3. When was Al Capone indicted for income tax evasion and various violations of the Volstead Act?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1941.

4. 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?
(a) St. Patrick Cathedral.
(b) The Sistine Chapel.
(c) Milan Cathedral.
(d) The Louvre.

5. What refers to a person or thing that draws, allures, or entices?
(a) Cultivation.
(b) Seductress.
(c) Fortress.
(d) Attraction.

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

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

8. When did Al Capone die?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1951.
(d) 1949.

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

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

11. How many people were aboard Thomas Cook's first train tour to Scotland?
(a) 250.
(b) 350.
(c) 100.
(d) 200.

12. In what year did Thomas Cook's train tours first go to Scotland?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1825.
(c) 1901.
(d) 1846.

13. What term refers to that which is of foreign origin or character, not native, introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized?
(a) Other.
(b) Indiginous.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Exotic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Karl Baedeker followed the model of English guide books instituted by whom?

2. When did Karl Baedeker institute a star system in his travel guides?

3. What word means to represent concretely, to externalize?

4. Who did Charles Lindbergh marry?

5. What does Boorstin claim increased the ease of creation and transmission of several different types of media?

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