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, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who developed an early printing press in 1436?

2. Boorstin suggests we are in danger if we forget that the experiences which can't be captured by the camera can still be captured in a what?

3. Boorstin claims that in the effort to make art and literature accessible to all, these forms of expression were what?

4. What refers to purpose or attitude toward the effect of one's actions or conduct?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Boorstin define "passivity" in the image in Chapter 5 - Section I?

2. What suggestion does Boorstin state for Americans to improve their image to the world?

3. What is the fourth aspect of the image, according to Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?

4. What does Boorstin write of stage and film adaptations in Chapter 4 - Section VI?

5. What suggestions does Boorstin give to the American people at the close of the book?

6. What is the second aspect of "successful advertising" described by Boorstin? How is it defined?

7. What does Boorstin believe is responsible for the mass production of art? What effect does this cause?

8. What are the first two aspects of images discussed by Boorstin in Chapter 5 - Section I?

9. What shift in the American psyche does Boorstin describe in Chapter 6 - Section I?

10. What does Boorstin write of the evolution of linguistics and the pseudo-event in Chapter 6 - Section III?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss Boorstin's distinction between "folk" and "mass" in the creation and recognition of heroes.

Essay Topic 2

How are pseudo-events distinguished from propaganda? What is the purpose of each? What is the effect of each?

Essay Topic 3

When was the Graphic Revolution? What impact did it have on culture and society? How does Boorstin view the effect of the Graphic Revolution?

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