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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. When did the development of hotels with leisure complexes become a popular development in the United States?
(a) 1940s.
(b) 1960s.
(c) 1950s.
(d) 1930s.

8. What is the third characteristic of the pseudo-event, according to Boorstin?
(a) It is intentionally created.
(b) It is intended as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
(c) It is ambiguous.
(d) Its purpose is to be recreated or reported.

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

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

11. Who opened the first motel as a new form of accommodation in Memphis, Tennessee in 1952?
(a) Kemmons Wilson.
(b) James Anderson.
(c) William Berkshire.
(d) Conrad Hilton.

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

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

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

15. What refers to a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position?
(a) Pseudo-event.
(b) Propaganda.
(c) Stereotype.
(d) Newspaper.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word refers to that which is important, highly significant, or consequential?

2. What does Boorstin refer to propaganda as, in Chapter 1- Section IV?

3. Boorstin states that psychological analysis has effectively turned the actions of heroes into compensations for what?

4. How much were tickets on Thomas Cook's first train tour?

5. When was Mein Kampf published?

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