Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Introduction, December & January

1. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?
(a) Actor.
(b) Writer.
(c) Campaign manager.
(d) Politician.

2. At the time of this book, who employed Thompson?
(a) New York Times.
(b) Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
(c) Washington Post.
(d) Rolling Stone.

3. What is unusual about Thompson's description of himself in the Introduction?
(a) It is extremely flattering.
(b) He says he refuses to describe himself, but actually does.
(c) He is describing someone else.
(d) It is not flattering.

4. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Peyote.
(c) Ether.
(d) Heroin.

5. How does Thompson prefer to do his work?
(a) Easily and slowly.
(b) With a collaborator.
(c) With heavy deadlines.
(d) In the shower.

6. According to Thompson, what vote do the politicians generally look down upon?
(a) Middle-aged men.
(b) Youth.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Elderly women.

7. Why does the author posit that politicians dismiss a certain type of vote in "January"?
(a) The vote will be as divided as the previous generation's vote.
(b) The members of that group usually vote for the least likely candidate.
(c) Very few members of that group will actually vote.
(d) Their votes do not actually count.

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