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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Charles Lindbergh make his famous flight across the Atlantic?
2. What form of travel, initiated by Thomas Cook, had the traveler go independently, while Cook's agency charged for travel, food, and accommodation for a fixed period over any chosen route?
3. Boorstin asserts, in Chapter 2 - Section I, that Americans have fooled themselves about how much _____ is contained in the world and in individuals.
4. What word means to represent concretely, to externalize?
5. What were Thomas Cook's circular notes better known as?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? What example does he provide?
2. What extravagant expectations does Boorstin assert consumes the American psyche?
3. How was the second story a pseudo-event in Boorstin's example of "the leak" in Chapter 1 - Section IV?
4. What is the second aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? How is it defined?
5. What does Boorstin write of the evolution of linguistics and the pseudo-event in Chapter 6 - Section III?
6. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?
7. Who was Charles Lindbergh? What does Boorstin assert of him?
8. What comparison does Boorstin make between celebrities and heroes in Chapter 2 - Section IV?
9. How does Boorstin define "celebrity"?
10. What does Boorstin write of the changing nature of travel in Chapter 3?
Essay Topic 1
Define pseudo-event. How does Boorstin apply this term to American culture today? How did the pseudo-event develop?
Essay Topic 2
When was the Graphic Revolution? What impact did it have on culture and society? How does Boorstin view the effect of the Graphic Revolution?
Essay Topic 3
Boorstin posits that there are two main "extravagant expectations" that Americans hold. What are these and what are examples of each?
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