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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What major movie studio did Carl Laemmle originate?
(a) MGM.
(b) General Film Company.
(c) Paramount Pictures.
(d) Universal Studios.

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

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

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

8. When did P.T. Barnum purchase Scudder's American Museum?
(a) 1905.
(b) 1867.
(c) 1859.
(d) 1841.

9. Boorstin writes in Chapter 5 that "God himself becomes not a power but" what?
(a) A myth.
(b) An advertisement.
(c) An image.
(d) A nonentity.

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

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

12. In Chapter 5 - Section V, Boorstin states that even ____ have become blurred because of the relentless drive of business and consumerism.
(a) Politicians.
(b) The seasons.
(c) Books.
(d) Movies.

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

14. What refers to something that exists independently of ideas concerning it?
(a) Experience.
(b) Reality.
(c) Pseudo-event.
(d) Action.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Boorstin claims that in the effort to make art and literature accessible to all, these forms of expression were what?

2. What refers to something that is changed or modified to suit new conditions or needs?

3. In Chapter 6 - Section I, Boorstin asserts that America has experienced a move from what to images?

4. Where is Reader's Digest based?

5. Boorstin writes that the amount of dissociation has become so absolute that what no longer feels real?

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