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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, April.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Thompson reaches his destination in "January, February, into March," how do his disrespectful peers treat him?
(a) They embarrass him.
(b) They look down on him.
(c) They are happy to see him.
(d) They all clamor for his autograph.

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

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

4. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Columbus.
(c) Macon.
(d) Savannah.

5. In "January, February, into March," what is the reason Thompson makes several people angry with him?
(a) He refuses to remove his hat.
(b) He is caught with hashish.
(c) He punches Mankiewicz.
(d) He gets very drunk in front of the President.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Thompson hears a specific sound during the May primary, which group does he claim this sound would particularly distress?

2. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?

3. In what state does Thompson frequently find himself during social settings involving politicians and journalists?

4. Which demographic does the Democratic party worry about reaching if they do not have a Kennedy?

5. Who does Rubin claim will march down to the Convention Center in July?

(see the answer key)

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