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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Boorstin write essentially means that people have accepted and bought into the image that we are trying to uphold?
(a) Ideals.
(b) Archetypes.
(c) Prestige.
(d) Standards.

2. What major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?
(a) Universal Studios.
(b) Paramount Pictures.
(c) MGM.
(d) General Film Company.

3. What refers to purpose or attitude toward the effect of one's actions or conduct?
(a) Conflict.
(b) Desire.
(c) Intention.
(d) Action.

4. The third aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?
(a) Ambiguity.
(b) Appeal of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
(c) Appeal of the contrived.
(d) Appeal of the half-intelligible.

5. What is the fifth characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
(a) It is simplified.
(b) It is ambiguous.
(c) It is synthetic.
(d) It is believable.

6. Boorstin suggests that the graphic revolution and what else are mostly responsible for the abridgment and the mass production of art?
(a) Media.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Commercialism.

7. Boorstin concludes Chapter 6 - Section V by stating that we must be able to reach beyond into novel experiences and ideas and thus become aware of our what?
(a) Ideals.
(b) Reality.
(c) Illusions.
(d) Images.

8. What is the third characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
(a) It is ambiguous.
(b) It is passive.
(c) It is synthetic.
(d) It is believable.

9. What refers to a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible?
(a) Ideal.
(b) Archetype.
(c) Image.
(d) Prestige.

10. Boorstin begins Chapter 5 - Section II discussing the differences between "ideal-thinking" and what?
(a) Concept thinking.
(b) Commercial thinking.
(c) Image thinking.
(d) Logic thinking.

11. Who developed an early printing press in 1436?
(a) Galileo Galilei.
(b) Henry Watson.
(c) Stephan Michaelson.
(d) Johannes Gutenberg.

12. Boorstin suggests in Chapter 6 - Section III that Americans live in a sort of what?
(a) Pseudo-reality.
(b) Hyperreality.
(c) Nonreality.
(d) Pseudo-consciousness.

13. What refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theater District, New York?
(a) Broadway.
(b) West End.
(c) SoHo.
(d) Main Stage.

14. What states that the more we create images to "expand experience" the more we inevitably narrow experience?
(a) The mirror effect.
(b) The pseufo-event.
(c) The smoke effect.
(d) The pseudo-effect.

15. What production company, recognizing that actors and actresses would demand higher pay if they became well known, refused to give their names?
(a) MGM.
(b) General Film Company.
(c) Paramount Pictures.
(d) Universal Studios.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who founded Reader's Digest?

2. What is the fourth characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?

3. What does Boorstin assert arose spontaneously through "tradition, history, or by God,"are not made simple, are direct and active in the sense that they pull people forward?

4. What editor and co-editor of Publishers' Weekly guided the publication through much of the 20th century?

5. Daniel J. Boorstin was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1975 until when?

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