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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What political party did Benito Mussolini lead?
(a) The Italian Nationalist Party.
(b) The Whig Party.
(c) National Fascist Party.
(d) The Nazi Party.

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

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

6. What does Boorstin claim increased the ease of creation and transmission of several different types of media?
(a) Graphic Revolution.
(b) Media Revolution.
(c) The printing press.
(d) World Wide Web.

7. When was Benito Mussolini born?
(a) 1883.
(b) 1911.
(c) 1869.
(d) 1905.

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

9. 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) Greatness.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Wealthy.

10. What term means to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function?
(a) Homogenize.
(b) Uniformize.
(c) Amass.
(d) Conform.

11. What refers to a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the rejection of objective truth and global cultural narrative or meta-narrative?
(a) Post-modernism.
(b) Hyper-reality.
(c) Pseudo-event.
(d) Nonreality.

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

13. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin suggests that leaks are a form of what by governments?
(a) Peace negotiations.
(b) Arbitration.
(c) Testing.
(d) Amnesty.

14. In what year was Charles Lindbergh's infant son kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century"?
(a) 1911.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1950.

15. Boorstin asserts that the influx of pseudo-events has caused the confusion of participant and what roles?
(a) Instigator.
(b) Catalyst.
(c) Creator.
(d) Viewer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Boorstin assert inevitably give a false representation of a country because they have been specially selected and taken from context?

2. When was the hotel coupon introduced to the touring industry in London?

3. How many main "extravagant expectations" does Boorstin posit Americans hold?

4. When did Karl Baedeker die?

5. 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.

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