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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. In what year was Charles Lindbergh's infant son kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century"?
2. In Chapter 1 - Section IV, Boorstin suggests that leaks are a form of what by governments?
(a) Peace negotiations.
3. In what year did Thomas Cook's train tours first go to Scotland?
4. What was the familiar hallmark of Baedeker guides?
(a) Red binding.
(b) Green binding.
(c) Yellow binding.
(d) Blue binding.
5. What word refers to that which is important, highly significant, or consequential?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Boorstin refer to pseudo-events as, in Chapter 1 - Section IV?
2. When did the development of hotels with leisure complexes become a popular development in the United States?
3. What does Boorstin refer to propaganda as, in Chapter 1- Section IV?
4. What was one of Charles Lindbergh's nicknames?
5. What refers to a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the rejection of objective truth and global cultural narrative or meta-narrative?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boorstin define "celebrity"?
2. What has eroded the old heroic form, according to Boorstin?
3. What example does Boorstin offer for "the leak" in Chapter 1 - Section IV?
4. What subject does Boorstin address in Chapter 1 - Section V? How have pseudo-events distorted image?
5. Who was Charles Lindbergh? What does Boorstin assert of him?
6. What comparison does Boorstin make between celebrities and heroes in Chapter 2 - Section IV?
7. What does Boorstin write of the news industry in Chapter 1 - Section I?
8. How does Boorstin describe tourism in America in Chapter 3 - Section V?
9. What does Boorstin write of the impact of the Graphic Revolution, in Chapter 1 - Section II?
10. How does Boorstin describe the power of celebrity to obscure and destroy the heroic?
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