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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 refers to something that is changed or modified to suit new conditions or needs?
2. What major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?
(a) Paramount Pictures.
(c) General Film Company.
(d) Universal Studios.
3. The fourth aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?
(a) Appeal of the half-intelligible.
(b) Appeal of the contrived.
(d) Appeal of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
4. Boorstin writes that the amount of dissociation has become so absolute that what no longer feels real?
(a) The pseudo-reality.
(b) The media.
(c) The pseudo-event.
(d) The natural.
5. Boorstin suggests that the graphic revolution and what else are mostly responsible for the abridgment and the mass production of art?
Short Answer Questions
1. Boorstin begins Chapter 5 - Section II discussing the differences between "ideal-thinking" and what?
2. The first aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?
3. What is the sixth characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
4. Boorstin writes that the image must exist in a kind of liminal state "between expectation and" what?
5. Boorstin states, regarding foreign affairs, "I suspect we suffer abroad simply because people know America through" what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What suggestions does Boorstin give to the American people at the close of the book?
2. How does Boorstin define movies as a pseudo-event?
3. How does Boorstin define "passivity" in the image in Chapter 5 - Section I?
4. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?
5. What does Boorstin believe is responsible for the mass production of art? What effect does this cause?
6. How does Boorstin compare domestic and foreign issues in Chapter 6 - Section III?
7. What was the impact of Muzak, according to Boorstin?
8. What changes to the printing industry does Boorstin describe in Chapter 4 - Section I?
9. What are the first two aspects of images discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?
10. How does Boorstin define "ideal-thinking" and "image-thinking"?
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