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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Book.
(b) Reality.
(c) Dreaming.
(d) Experience.

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

3. 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) Images.
(b) Illusions.
(c) Reality.
(d) Ideals.

4. What term refers to that pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries?
(a) Conservative.
(b) Nationalist.
(c) Foreign.
(d) Domestic.

5. In Chapter 6 - Section II, Boorstin warns that America has spent too much time attempting to "perfect our image rather than" what?
(a) Our ideals.
(b) Ourselves.
(c) Our foreign policy.
(d) Our politics.

6. What type of book binding begins with the signatures of the book as loose pages which are then clamped together?
(a) Cross stitch.
(b) Undersew.
(c) Oversew.
(d) Bind-sew.

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

8. 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.

9. Daniel J. Boorstin was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1975 until when?
(a) 1994.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1987.
(d) 1979.

10. What French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, and photographer is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism?
(a) Jean Francois.
(b) Jean Baudrillard.
(c) Michael Foucault.
(d) Jean Michele Foucault.

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

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

13. What does Boorstin describe as a kind of pseudo-event, especially in the sense that they were "more vivid and more impressive than the spontaneous original"?
(a) Books.
(b) News media.
(c) Photographs.
(d) Movies.

14. When was Daniel J. Boorstin born?
(a) 1908.
(b) 1914.
(c) 1895.
(d) 1911.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Boorstin writes that we are left with the "invention of experience" rather than its what?

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

3. What system does Boorstin assert affected "traditional forms of achievement," in Chapter 4 - Section VIII?

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

5. In Chapter 5 - Section V, Boorstin states that even ____ have become blurred because of the relentless drive of business and consumerism.

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