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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the fourth characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
(a) It is ambiguous.
(b) It is believable.
(c) It is synthetic.
(d) It is vivid.

2. What refers to reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes?
(a) Narcissism.
(b) Prestige.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Pseudo-reality.

3. Where is Reader's Digest based?
(a) San Francisco, California.
(b) Chappaqua, New York.
(c) Portland, Oregon.
(d) New York, New York.

4. What refers to inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s?
(a) Dime store fiction.
(b) Romance fiction.
(c) Pulp fiction.
(d) Dirt fiction.

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

6. In Chapter 6, Boorstin suggests that the greatest challenge Americans are now dealing with is what?
(a) Advertising.
(b) Foreign affairs.
(c) Reality.
(d) Illusion.

7. When does Boorstin say books began to be made cheaper, due to a variety of factors, in Chapter 4 - Section I?
(a) 1890s.
(b) 1840s.
(c) 1850s.
(d) 1910s.

8. Boorstin suggests we are in danger if we forget that the experiences which can't be captured by the camera can still be captured in a what?
(a) Experience.
(b) Dreaming.
(c) Reality.
(d) Book.

9. Boorstin writes that the image must exist in a kind of liminal state "between expectation and" what?
(a) Morality.
(b) Truth.
(c) Logic.
(d) Reality.

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

11. When was Publishers' Weekly first published?
(a) 1872.
(b) 1805.
(c) 1849.
(d) 1959.

12. Boorstin claims that in the effort to make art and literature accessible to all, these forms of expression were what?
(a) Disembodied.
(b) Diminished.
(c) Destroyed.
(d) Embellished.

13. In Chapter 5 - Section IV, Boorstin describes how the appearance of advertising has caused a movement from focusing on truth to focusing on what?
(a) Credibility.
(b) Desire.
(c) Need.
(d) Commerce.

14. What refers to the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something?
(a) Experience.
(b) Pseudo-experience.
(c) Reality.
(d) Action.

15. Boorstin writes that advertising helps to make a shift from what is true to what is what?
(a) Honorable.
(b) Believable.
(c) Desired.
(d) Perceived.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6 - Section II, Boorstin warns that America has spent too much time attempting to "perfect our image rather than" what?

2. What major movie studio did Carl Laemmle originate?

3. What refers to a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment?

4. What is the name of a small press capable of printing small-format pieces such as billheads, letterheads, business cards, and envelopes?

5. In Chapter 5 - Section IV, Boorstin states, "By sharpening our images we have blurred all our" what?

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