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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, June.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what state does Thompson frequently find himself during social settings involving politicians and journalists?
(a) Nervous.
(b) Jet-lagged.
(c) Hungover.
(d) Outcast.

3. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?
(a) He does not enjoy wearing nicer clothes.
(b) He cannot grovel for affection.
(c) He is too cynical for them.
(d) He is proud of being able to work every day.

4. In "January," whose vote is discussed alongside the generational voting habits?
(a) European immigrants.
(b) Asian.
(c) African Americans.
(d) Hispanic.

5. How is Thompson affected when a politician he politically respects suffers through a difficult event?
(a) He laughs about it.
(b) He is concerned of the effects it will have on the campaign.
(c) He can barely speak of it without tears.
(d) He is angry.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is a trademark of Thompson's writing, as evidenced in "June?"

4. How do politicians tend to view journalists, according to Thompson?

5. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?

(see the answer key)

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