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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. When did Thomas Cook conduct his first train tour?
(a) 1852.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1841.
(d) 1865.

2. Who developed a technique of calling morning press conferences to announce afternoon press conferences in order to enhance his prestige?
(a) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Joseph McCarthy.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

3. What were Thomas Cook's circular notes better known as?
(a) Credit slips.
(b) Traveler's Cheques.
(c) Credit cards.
(d) Travel coupons.

4. Where did Charles Lindbergh's historic monoplane flight across the Atlantic end?
(a) McMorris Field, UK.
(b) Paris International Airport.
(c) Le Bourget Field, Paris.
(d) London International Airport.

5. Boorstin opens Chapter 3 - Section VI talking about the changes in our understanding of time and what?
(a) Space.
(b) Family.
(c) Travel.
(d) Commerce.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to that which is not participating readily or actively?

2. When was the hotel coupon introduced to the touring industry in London?

3. Established by Boorstin, what is the second way pseudo-events can overshadow real or spontaneous events?

4. What refers to a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the rejection of objective truth and global cultural narrative or meta-narrative?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What suggestion does Boorstin state for Americans to improve their image to the world?

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

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

4. What changes took place in the binding industry for printmaking? What effect did this have?

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

6. How does Boorstin describe pseudo-events in the political arena, in Chapter 1 - Section III? What examples does he offer?

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

8. How does Boorstin compare domestic and foreign issues in Chapter 6 - Section III?

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

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

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