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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) Roosevelt Field, NY.
(b) Lockton Field, NY.
(c) Anderson Field, MA.
(d) Fort Williams Field, NC.

2. What was the familiar hallmark of Baedeker guides?
(a) Blue binding.
(b) Yellow binding.
(c) Green binding.
(d) Red binding.

3. What does Boorstin claim increased the ease of creation and transmission of several different types of media?
(a) Graphic Revolution.
(b) World Wide Web.
(c) The printing press.
(d) Media Revolution.

4. Boorstin relates pre-packaged travel to what activity, in Chapter 3 - Section I?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Cooking dinner.
(c) Reading a book.
(d) Watching a movie.

5. How many people did Thomas Cook claim to have arranged to attend the Great Exhibition?
(a) 100,000.
(b) 200,000.
(c) 150,000.
(d) 50,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were Thomas Cook's circular notes better known as?

2. Boorstin writes that critical history and critical biography have reduced heroes to mere pawns of what?

3. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin uses an example from the 1950s in which a story was released about an imminent attack by whom?

4. When did Al Capone die?

5. How many main "extravagant expectations" does Boorstin posit Americans hold?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Boorstin relate of technology and the sciences in Chapter 2 - Section II?

2. Who was Charles Lindbergh? What does Boorstin assert of him?

3. How does Boorstin describe the power of celebrity to obscure and destroy the heroic?

4. What did the advent of tourism do for the American traveler, according to Boorstin?

5. How do the personalities of celebrities evolve, according to Boorstin?

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

7. How does Boorstin describe tourism in America in Chapter 3 - Section V?

8. What does Boorstin write can be mass-produced today, in Chapter 2 - Section I? Why?

9. Who defined the term "stereotype," in Chapter 1 - Section V? How does Boorstin relate this definition?

10. How did Baedeker expand his publications? What was the "star system"?

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