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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 major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?
(a) General Film Company.
(b) Paramount Pictures.
(c) Universal Studios.
(d) MGM.

2. When was Reader's Digest founded?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1900.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1922.

3. Boorstin suggests we are in danger if we forget that the experiences which can't be captured by the camera can still be captured in a what?
(a) Dreaming.
(b) Reality.
(c) Experience.
(d) Book.

4. What production company, recognizing that actors and actresses would demand higher pay if they became well known, refused to give their names?
(a) Universal Studios.
(b) General Film Company.
(c) MGM.
(d) Paramount Pictures.

5. What editor and co-editor of Publishers' Weekly guided the publication through much of the 20th century?
(a) Jefferson Andrews.
(b) Frederic Gershom Melcher.
(c) Henry J. Williamson.
(d) Neil Jackson Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to that pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries?

2. What is the first characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?

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

4. What refers to a single complete page, front and back, in a finished book?

5. Who developed an early printing press in 1436?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What suggestions does Boorstin give to the American people at the close of the book?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Boorstin assert is the impact of art reproductions?

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

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