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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, February & March.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What reason does Thompson posit that makes the campaign he is covering particularly difficult for all participants?
(a) McGovern's support of legalizing marijuana.
(b) The assassinations of the Kennedys.
(c) McGovern's pro-choice stand.
(d) Vietnam.

3. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?
(a) The McCarthy voters.
(b) The Muskie voters.
(c) The Wallace voters.
(d) The Nixon voters.

4. 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.

5. Despite the opinions politicians hold of the press, which of the following is not a trademark of Hunter S. Thompson (illustrating the man's indifference to what the politicians think of him)?
(a) His frequent hangovers.
(b) His unbiased observations.
(c) His obsessively frantic writing.
(d) His snarky attitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Thompson reaches his destination in "January, February, into March," how do his disrespectful peers treat him?

2. According to Thompson, who was most notably not a target when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated?

3. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?

4. For whom does Thompson harbor a strange affection?

5. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?

(see the answer key)

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