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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. Boorstin concludes that the United States in now locked in a pattern of "____" in which "we have fallen in love with our own image."
(a) Capitalist thought.
(b) Creative narcissism.
(c) Social narcissism.
(d) Pseudo-reality.

2. Boorstin begins Chapter 5 - Section II discussing the differences between "ideal-thinking" and what?
(a) Logic thinking.
(b) Commercial thinking.
(c) Concept thinking.
(d) Image thinking.

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

4. Boorstin claims that in the effort to make art and literature accessible to all, these forms of expression were what?
(a) Diminished.
(b) Destroyed.
(c) Disembodied.
(d) Embellished.

5. Who invented the steam powered rotary printing press in 1843 in the United States?
(a) Johannes Gutenberg.
(b) Stephan Michaelson.
(c) Richard M. Hoe.
(d) Henry Watson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics?

2. What refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theater District, New York?

3. Boorstin writes that the amount of dissociation has become so absolute that what no longer feels real?

4. What refers to purpose or attitude toward the effect of one's actions or conduct?

5. Boorstin writes that advertising helps to make a shift from what is true to what is what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Boorstin write of the evolution of linguistics and the pseudo-event in Chapter 6 - Section III?

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

4. What does Boorstin believe is responsible for the mass production of art? What effect does this cause?

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

6. How does Boorstin define movies as a pseudo-event?

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

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

9. What is the fourth aspect of the image, according to Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?

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

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