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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 Chapter 6 - Section I, Boorstin asserts that America has experienced a move from what to images?
(a) Morals.
(b) Concepts.
(c) Thoughts.
(d) Ideals.

2. What refers to a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible?
(a) Archetype.
(b) Prestige.
(c) Image.
(d) Ideal.

3. What term refers to that pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries?
(a) Foreign.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Nationalist.
(d) Domestic.

4. What type of book binding begins with the signatures of the book as loose pages which are then clamped together?
(a) Bind-sew.
(b) Undersew.
(c) Cross stitch.
(d) Oversew.

5. Boorstin writes that the amount of dissociation has become so absolute that what no longer feels real?
(a) The natural.
(b) The pseudo-event.
(c) The media.
(d) The pseudo-reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Reader's Digest based?

2. Boorstin writes that the image must exist in a kind of liminal state "between expectation and" what?

3. When was Daniel J. Boorstin born?

4. Whose best-known films are The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra, and The Greatest Show on Earth?

5. In Chapter 6 - Section I, Boorstin suggests that America return to its ____ and cease communicating with the rest of the world in image.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Boorstin assert are the greatest challenges for America and our relationship to the rest of the world?

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

3. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?

4. What is Boorstin's subject in Chapter 6 - Section IV? How is the effect discussed defined?

5. How does Boorstin define "passivity" in the image in Chapter 5 - Section I?

6. How does Boorstin view the impact of advertising on the American psyche?

7. What does Boorstin suggest was the impact of Reader's Digest on the populace? What is Reader's Digest?

8. What was the impact of Muzak, according to Boorstin?

9. What shift in the American psyche does Boorstin describe in Chapter 6 - Section I?

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

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