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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 does Boorstin write essentially means that people have accepted and bought into the image that we are trying to uphold?
2. The third aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?
(a) Appeal of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
(c) Appeal of the half-intelligible.
(d) Appeal of the contrived.
3. What is the second characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
(a) It is simplified.
(b) It is ambiguous.
(c) It is synthetic.
(d) It is believable.
4. Boorstin writes in Chapter 6 - Section III, "We fill our lives not with experience but with the ____ of experience."
5. What refers to a single complete page, front and back, in a finished book?
(a) Press page.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who invented the steam powered rotary printing press in 1843 in the United States?
2. What French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, and photographer is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism?
3. What company advertised the fact that the bottles were "steam-sterilized," neglecting to mention the fact that all the other beer companies used the same process?
4. Boorstin writes in Chapter 5 that "God himself becomes not a power but" what?
5. In Chapter 5 - Section IV, Boorstin states, "By sharpening our images we have blurred all our" what?
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 "passivity" in the image in Chapter 5 - Section I?
3. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?
4. What is the third aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? How is it defined?
5. What is the second aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? How is it defined?
6. How does Boorstin view the impact of advertising on the American psyche?
7. What does Boorstin believe is responsible for the mass production of art? What effect does this cause?
8. What are the first two aspects of images discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?
9. What is the first aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? What example does he provide?
10. What does Boorstin assert is the impact of art reproductions?
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