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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Boorstin writes that the amount of dissociation has become so absolute that what no longer feels real?
(a) The pseudo-event.
(b) The natural.
(c) The media.
(d) The pseudo-reality.

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

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

4. 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) Desire.
(b) Commerce.
(c) Need.
(d) Credibility.

5. Boorstin writes that we are left with the "invention of experience" rather than its what?
(a) Creation.
(b) Reality.
(c) Discovery.
(d) Depiction.

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

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

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

9. 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?
(a) Nonevents.
(b) Images.
(c) Pseudo-events.
(d) Ideals.

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

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

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

13. What is the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics?
(a) Media studies.
(b) Anaesthetics.
(c) Linguistics.
(d) Aestheics.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Reader's Digest based?

2. What refers to the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something?

3. What term refers to that pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries?

4. What major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?

5. The second aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?

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