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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 was the Ford Model T introduced?
2. What does Boorstin claim increased the ease of creation and transmission of several different types of media?
3. When did Thomas Cook conduct his first train tour?
4. What does Boorstin assert inevitably give a false representation of a country because they have been specially selected and taken from context?
5. What people does Boorstin assert were able to express, ritualize, and create heroes, in Chapter 2 - Section II?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boorstin describe the power of celebrity to obscure and destroy the heroic?
2. How did Conrad Hilton establish his hotel empire? Where was his first hotel built?
3. How did the "Crime of the Century" affect Lindbergh's celebrity?
4. What subject does Boorstin address in Chapter 1 - Section V? How have pseudo-events distorted image?
5. What does Boorstin write of the news industry in Chapter 1 - Section I?
6. How do the personalities of celebrities evolve, according to Boorstin?
7. How does Boorstin describe pseudo-events in the political arena, in Chapter 1 - Section III? What examples does he offer?
8. What aspects does Boorstin describe of pseudo-events in Chapter 1?
9. What does Boorstin relate of technology and the sciences in Chapter 2 - Section II?
10. Who defined the term "stereotype," in Chapter 1 - Section V? How does Boorstin relate this definition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Adolph Hitler's discussion of propaganda in Mein Kampf. How did Hitler implement this technique in order to gain control in Germany?
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
Describe the impact of the development of the hotel and motel industry in America. Where and how did Conrad Hilton establish his first hotel?
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