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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10, October.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Thompson believe is the source of the journalists' most common writing problem?
(a) The writers are allowing their work to be dictated by others.
(b) The writers are becoming too reliant on sensationalistic headlines.
(c) The writers have nothing to write about.
(d) The writers are getting lazy.

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 says he refuses to describe himself, but actually does.
(d) He is describing someone else.

3. In "September," who does Thompson believe would have supported McGovern?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Amelia Earhart.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Sitting Bull.

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

5. Which demographic does the Democratic party worry about reaching if they do not have a Kennedy?
(a) Irish.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) African Americans.
(d) Asian.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom does Thompson harbor a strange affection?

2. According to Thompson, what group was responsible for settling the South?

3. Why does Thompson believe the journalists are turning to drugs?

4. In this book, what is used to separate groups of paragraphs?

5. During "August," from his memory of a previous campaign, what is Thompson primarily concerned about?

(see the answer key)

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