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) Politician.
(c) Writer.
(d) Campaign manager.

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

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

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

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

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

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) Very few members of that group will actually vote.
(c) Their votes do not actually count.
(d) The members of that group usually vote for the least likely candidate.

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