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

2. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?
(a) Vietnam War.
(b) Class issues.
(c) Legalization of marijuana.
(d) Kent State.

3. In the author's estimation, how is the public beginning to view Nixon?
(a) As a snake.
(b) As an honest gentleman.
(c) As a war-mongerer.
(d) As a folk-hero.

4. What does Thompson openly acknowledge about his work in "February & March?"
(a) His lack of skill.
(b) His lack of insight.
(c) His own biases.
(d) His demograph is not exactly widespread.

5. In the meeting at the ballroom, what does Thompson hypothesize as being Wallace's goal?
(a) Targeting voters.
(b) Dividing voters.
(c) Introducing radical new ideas with traditional promises.
(d) Moving voters to another candidate.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "July," in the ballroom, what reaction do the constituents have towards George Wallace?

2. How is Thompson affected when a politician he politically respects suffers through a difficult event?

3. Despite the opinions politicians hold of the press, which of the following is not a trademark of Hunter S. Thompson (illustrating the man's indifference to what the politicians think of him)?

4. Why is Rosey Grier not allowed to deal with Rubin's harassment on the train?

5. What two people does Thompson compare to the Yin/Yang?

(see the answer key)

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