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. When covering political stories, how does Thompson generally feel around large groups of unconnected people who cannot mix well?
(a) At ease.
(b) Claustrophobic.
(c) Awkward.
(d) Happy.

2. At times during slow periods on the campaign trail, what do journalists find themselves resenting?
(a) The lack of interviews with the candidates.
(b) The amount of work they can do.
(c) The censorship.
(d) The presence of Mankiewicz.

3. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?
(a) Class issues.
(b) Kent State.
(c) Legalization of marijuana.
(d) Vietnam War.

4. During the May primary, how does Thompson describe a politician hearing a particular sound?
(a) A cat being cornered by a dog.
(b) A vulture picking at carrion.
(c) A fox getting caught in a trap.
(d) A werewolf killing one's guard dog.

5. When Thompson hears a specific sound during the May primary, which group does he claim this sound would particularly distress?
(a) American troops.
(b) Middle America.
(c) Hippies.
(d) Politicians.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what measurement of time is this book organized?

2. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?

3. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?

4. For what is Jerry Rubin known?

5. In "January," whose vote is discussed alongside the generational voting habits?

(see the answer key)

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