Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, May.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What incident (with which he had no involvement) harms Thompson's reputation as a professional?
(a) Ten thousand naked hippies showing up to protest Nixon.
(b) The drunken, belligerent behavior of the person who stole his ID.
(c) A motorcycle accident.
(d) A drug bust.

2. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?
(a) Eighteen hours a day, for a year and a half.
(b) Ten hours a day, for fourteen months.
(c) Eight hours a day, for two years.
(d) Twelve hours a day, for a year.

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

4. Which demographic does the Democratic party worry about reaching if they do not have a Kennedy?
(a) African Americans.
(b) Irish.
(c) Asian.
(d) Hispanic.

5. What catches Thompson's attention at the primary in early May?
(a) Fifty typewriters being used at once.
(b) A news report.
(c) A song.
(d) A fax machine.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Thompson's anecdote, in "February & March," where does McCarthy go to gain favor with the working class?

2. Why is it necessary for the politicians have so many meet-and-greets to shake hands with many different workers?

3. What does Thompson openly acknowledge about his work in "February & March?"

4. Whom does Thompson describe as being less of a hand-shaker and more of an actor with his constituents?

5. What is one of the reasons Thompson is so famous?

(see the answer key)

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