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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the departure site for Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean ?
(a) Anderson Field, MA.
(b) Fort Williams Field, NC.
(c) Lockton Field, NY.
(d) Roosevelt Field, NY.

2. What first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police was best known for his involvement in the Lindbergh kidnapping case?
(a) Norman Schwarzkopf.
(b) Anderson Williams.
(c) Paul Skawinski.
(d) Michael Jameson.

3. Established by Boorstin, what is the third way pseudo-events can overshadow real or spontaneous events?
(a) They are less dramatic.
(b) They can be repeated.
(c) They are easier to distribute.
(d) They are more dramatic.

4. When was Mein Kampf published?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1900.

5. What form of travel, initiated by Thomas Cook, had the traveler go independently, while Cook's agency charged for travel, food, and accommodation for a fixed period over any chosen route?
(a) Interactive independent travel.
(b) Independent travel.
(c) Inclusive independent travel.
(d) Exclusive independent travel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second quality of the pseudo-event described by Boorstin?

2. What does Boorstin call "a person who is known for his well-knownness"?

3. Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in what year?

4. Boorstin suggests, in Chapter 1 - Section V, that the advances made in American society have served to "blur the edges of" what?

5. What title did Mussolini go by after 3 years in office as Prime Minister?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Charles Lindbergh succumb to celebrity, according to Boorstin?

2. What does Boorstin write of the news industry in Chapter 1 - Section I?

3. What does Boorstin assert of travelers' dissociation since the advent of tourism?

4. How was the second story a pseudo-event in Boorstin's example of "the leak" in Chapter 1 - Section IV?

5. What has psychological analysis done to the old heroic form, according to Boorstin?

6. Who was Karl Baedeker? What did he pioneer?

7. Who was Thomas Cook? What industry did he expand?

8. What is the effect of the extravagant expectations held by Americans, according to Boorstin?

9. What subject does Boorstin address in Chapter 1 - Section V? How have pseudo-events distorted image?

10. How did the "Crime of the Century" affect Lindbergh's celebrity?

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