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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. In Chapter 5, Boorstin asserts that we have made a shift from moral value to what value?
(a) Religious.
(b) Independent.
(c) Commercial.
(d) Narcissistic.

2. What refers to a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment?
(a) Objective.
(b) Obstacle.
(c) Desire.
(d) Intention.

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

4. In Chapter 5 - Section V, Boorstin states that even ____ have become blurred because of the relentless drive of business and consumerism.
(a) The seasons.
(b) Books.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Movies.

5. In Chapter 6 - Section II, Boorstin warns that America has spent too much time attempting to "perfect our image rather than" what?
(a) Our foreign policy.
(b) Our politics.
(c) Our ideals.
(d) Ourselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does Boorstin suggest we created out of the need to express the specialness of that which is real, in Chapter 6 - Section III?

2. What major movie studio did Adolf Zukor originate?

3. When was Reader's Digest founded?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the first two aspects of images discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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