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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two poles does Debord believe the history of economy has turned on?
(a) Rich and poor.
(b) North and south.
(c) Town and country.
(d) Rulers and subjects.

2. What kind of pseudo-cyclical time is time in the spectacle, according to Chapter 6?
(a) Historic.
(b) Valuable.
(c) Useless.
(d) Consumable.

3. The revolution will restore what in terms of travel and place, according to Chapter 7?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Religious control.
(d) Authentic journey.

4. What does Debord say planned environments have created?
(a) Artificial peasantry.
(b) Royalty.
(c) Unity.
(d) Classless society.

5. Debord believes that pseudo-cyclical time is transformed by what?
(a) Spectacle.
(b) Politics.
(c) Industry.
(d) History.

6. Who does Debord believe urbanism effectively and dangerously masses together?
(a) The workers.
(b) The army.
(c) The bourgeoisie.
(d) The power.

7. In spectacular society, ___________ of time gives way to real time, according to Chapter 6.
(a) Illusions.
(b) Advertisements.
(c) Representations.
(d) Promises.

8. What does urbanism institute as it destroys the cities in Chapter 7?
(a) Pseudo-wealth.
(b) Pseudo-cities.
(c) Pseudo-countryside.
(d) Pseudo-culture.

9. According to Debord, urbanization is __________.
(a) Freedom.
(b) Leisure.
(c) Tourism.
(d) Alienation.

10. What necessity is carefully concealed in the grand style of Debord's era?
(a) Royalty.
(b) Power.
(c) Complacency.
(d) Revolution.

11. What does Deobrd believe culture provides in a society?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Meaning.
(c) Truth.
(d) Illusion.

12. Chapter 5 compares cyclical time and ________ time.
(a) Spectacular.
(b) Irreversible.
(c) Political.
(d) Historic.

13. In previous periods, who does Debord say architectural innovation served?
(a) The poor.
(b) Governments.
(c) Royalty.
(d) The ruling class.

14. Art's declaration of what was both its beginning and its end, according to Debord?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Politics.
(d) Independence.

15. The development of ___________ created a unified history devoid of real time in Chapter 5.
(a) Socialism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Communism.
(d) Facism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is representative of a person leaving cyclical time in Chapter 5?

2. What does Debord use as an example of the spectacle in his discussion of life and death in Chapter 6?

3. The Renaissance embodies a new form of possessing what in Chapter 5?

4. What does Debord predict will become the driving force of the American economy is the second half of the twentieth century?

5. In thesis 173, who is architecture now being specifically created for?

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