The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Boorstin begins Chapter 5 - Section II discussing the differences between "ideal-thinking" and what?

2. The third aspect of successful advertising discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section IV is what?

3. Daniel J. Boorstin was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1975 until when?

4. What major movie studio did Carl Laemmle originate?

5. Who developed an early printing press in 1436?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contract the definitions of Boorstin for "hero" and "celebrity." How do heroes and celebrities differ in their creation and their demise?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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