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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 term refers to that which is not participating readily or actively?
(a) Interactive.
(b) Objective.
(c) Passive.
(d) Subjective.

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

3. Who wrote Mein Kampf?
(a) Friedrich Nietzsche.
(b) Friedrich Engels.
(c) Adolph Hitler.
(d) Benito Mussolini.

4. In what year did Thomas Cook's train tours first go to Scotland?
(a) 1901.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1825.
(d) 1846.

5. When did Joseph Stalin assume the role of head of state of Russia?
(a) 1911.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1929.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Boorstin asserts that the influx of pseudo-events has caused the confusion of participant and what roles?

3. What was the departure site for Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean ?

4. Boorstin opens Chapter 3 - Section VI talking about the changes in our understanding of time and what?

5. When was Mein Kampf published?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Boorstin write of the impact of the Graphic Revolution, in Chapter 1 - Section II?

2. What is the first aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? What example does he provide?

3. How does Boorstin define "ideal-thinking" and "image-thinking"?

4. How does Boorstin distinguish pseudo-events from propaganda?

5. What extravagant expectations does Boorstin assert consumes the American psyche?

6. What is the third aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? How is it defined?

7. Why does Boorstin believe the American image is viewed negatively by other nations?

8. What aspect of the pseudo-event does Boorstin explore in Chapter 1 - Section IV?

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

10. What comparison does Boorstin make between celebrities and heroes in Chapter 2 - Section IV?

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