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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book by Walter Lippman does Boorstin discuss in Chapter 5 - Section VI?
(a) Beyond Good and Evil.
(b) Mein Kampf.
(c) The Origins of Family.
(d) Public Opinion.

2. The fourth 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.

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

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

5. What refers to a single complete page, front and back, in a finished book?
(a) Press page.
(b) Double.
(c) Leaf.
(d) Single.

6. What refers to something that is changed or modified to suit new conditions or needs?
(a) Conductation.
(b) Redaptation.
(c) Inductation.
(d) Adaptation.

7. Boorstin concludes that the United States in now locked in a pattern of "____" in which "we have fallen in love with our own image."
(a) Creative narcissism.
(b) Pseudo-reality.
(c) Social narcissism.
(d) Capitalist thought.

8. In Chapter 6 - Section I, Boorstin suggests that America return to its ____ and cease communicating with the rest of the world in image.
(a) Archetype.
(b) Ideals.
(c) Standards.
(d) Prestige.

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

10. What editor and co-editor of Publishers' Weekly guided the publication through much of the 20th century?
(a) Neil Jackson Smith.
(b) Frederic Gershom Melcher.
(c) Jefferson Andrews.
(d) Henry J. Williamson.

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

12. Boorstin writes that our enemies profit from the fact they are known only, or primarily, through their what?
(a) Images.
(b) Ideals.
(c) Reality.
(d) Politics.

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

14. What word does Boorstin suggest we created out of the need to express the specialness of that which is real, in Chapter 6 - Section III?
(a) Arbitration.
(b) Capitalization.
(c) Non-fiction.
(d) Fiction.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What production company, recognizing that actors and actresses would demand higher pay if they became well known, refused to give their names?

2. Boorstin writes that the image must exist in a kind of liminal state "between expectation and" what?

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

4. 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?

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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