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

2. Whom does Thompson describe as being less of a hand-shaker and more of an actor with his constituents?
(a) Edmund Muskie.
(b) George McGovern.
(c) George Wallace.
(d) Ted Kennedy.

3. Despite, or perhaps, because of Thompson's own preferences, what in his writing identifies him as a trustworthy source of information and editorials?
(a) Objectivity.
(b) Respect for everyone.
(c) Morality.
(d) Clean living.

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. What reason is Thompson given that attempts to diminish the importance of his employer?
(a) His employer never served in Vietnam.
(b) He works for a music magazine.
(c) His magazine is the lowest-ranked in the country.
(d) His editor is a known communist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author posit that politicians dismiss a certain type of vote in "January"?

2. Why is Thompson concerned about his toenails?

3. At the time of this book, who employed Thompson?

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

5. According to Thompson, what vote do the politicians generally look down upon?

(see the answer key)

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