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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 writes that the image must exist in a kind of liminal state "between expectation and" what?
(a) Morality.
(b) Reality.
(c) Truth.
(d) Logic.

2. What is the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics?
(a) Linguistics.
(b) Aestheics.
(c) Media studies.
(d) Anaesthetics.

3. What refers to a single complete page, front and back, in a finished book?
(a) Double.
(b) Single.
(c) Press page.
(d) Leaf.

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

5. Boorstin concludes Chapter 6 - Section V by stating that we must be able to reach beyond into novel experiences and ideas and thus become aware of our what?
(a) Reality.
(b) Images.
(c) Illusions.
(d) Ideals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who developed an early printing press in 1436?

2. What French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, and photographer is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism?

3. Who founded Reader's Digest?

4. What Muzak designer suggested that his company was more the business of programming than the business of music?

5. When was Publishers' Weekly first published?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What changes to the printing industry does Boorstin describe in Chapter 4 - Section I?

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

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

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

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