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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epilogue.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?
(a) Eight hours a day, for two years.
(b) Ten hours a day, for fourteen months.
(c) Twelve hours a day, for a year.
(d) Eighteen hours a day, for a year and a half.

3. According to the author, in what ways can deceit be considered relatively harmless?
(a) When it is used to keep the peace.
(b) When it is used to undermine another person.
(c) When it is used to claim power.
(d) When it is used to calm the masses.

4. At times during slow periods on the campaign trail, what do journalists find themselves resenting?
(a) The censorship.
(b) The amount of work they can do.
(c) The lack of interviews with the candidates.
(d) The presence of Mankiewicz.

5. What is significant about the residents of the retirement home the candidates visit in "May?"
(a) They are of all different ethnicities.
(b) They are all connected to powerful families in Washington, D.C.
(c) They are wealthy.
(d) They are all women.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Dark Interlude" reveals what illness that Eagleton suffers from?

3. In "January," whose vote is discussed alongside the generational voting habits?

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

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

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