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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Capitalist thought.
(c) Social narcissism.
(d) Pseudo-reality.

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

6. In Chapter 5 - Section IV, Boorstin states, "By sharpening our images we have blurred all our" what?
(a) Vision.
(b) Media.
(c) Experiences.
(d) Reality.

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

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

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

10. The first 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 contrived.
(c) Ambiguity.
(d) Appeal of the half-intelligible.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What company advertised the fact that the bottles were "steam-sterilized," neglecting to mention the fact that all the other beer companies used the same process?

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

3. Boorstin states, regarding foreign affairs, "I suspect we suffer abroad simply because people know America through" what?

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

5. What major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?

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