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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Thompson quote when he says, "Richard Nixon represents the dark side of the American spirit?"
(a) George McGovern.
(b) Timothy Leary.
(c) Bobby Kennedy.
(d) John Kennedy.

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

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

4. What does Thompson posit as being the source of his toenail anxiety?
(a) Hashish.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) Marijuana.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to those who approve of professional speech writers, what purpose do the writers serve for the politicians?

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

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

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

5. During "September," what does Thompson predict will happen in the election?

(see the answer key)

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