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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. 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?
2. In Chapter 5 - Section IV, Boorstin states, "By sharpening our images we have blurred all our" what?
3. What is the third characteristic of the image, according to Boorstin?
4. The fourth aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?
5. What production company, recognizing that actors and actresses would demand higher pay if they became well known, refused to give their names?
Short Essay Questions
1. What shift in the American psyche does Boorstin describe in Chapter 6 - Section I?
2. What suggestion does Boorstin state for Americans to improve their image to the world?
3. How does Boorstin view the impact of advertising on the American psyche?
4. What suggestions does Boorstin give to the American people at the close of the book?
5. What is the fourth aspect of the image, according to Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?
6. What does Boorstin suggest was the impact of Reader's Digest on the populace? What is Reader's Digest?
7. What is the first aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? What example does he provide?
8. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?
9. What is Boorstin's subject in Chapter 6 - Section IV? How is the effect discussed defined?
10. What are the first two aspects of images discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How are pseudo-events distinguished from propaganda? What is the purpose of each? What is the effect of each?
Essay Topic 2
How does Boorstin define "the leak"? What is its purpose? What example does he give from the 1950s?
Essay Topic 3
How does Boorstin define the term "celebrity"? What impact did this definition have on scholars and the American public? How and to whom does this definition apply today?
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