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

Describe and discuss the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph McCarthy on the pseudo-event in American politics.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and describe the evolution of tourism in America. How did the car change travel? How did the airplane? What effect have these advances had, according to Boorstin?

Essay Topic 3

How does Boorstin define "the leak"? What is its purpose? What example does he give from the 1950s?

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