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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?
(a) The McCarthy voters.
(b) The Muskie voters.
(c) The Nixon voters.
(d) The Wallace voters.

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

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

5. What position does Thompson assign politicians, in his analogy of the American political campaign?
(a) Goalie.
(b) Batter.
(c) The rook.
(d) Tight ends.

6. How do politicians tend to view journalists, according to Thompson?
(a) Failed politicians.
(b) Worthless.
(c) News-hungry pigs.
(d) Writers who could not sell a novel.

7. According to Thompson, what vote do the politicians generally look down upon?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Youth.
(c) Elderly women.
(d) Middle-aged men.

8. What catches Thompson's attention at the primary in early May?
(a) A news report.
(b) Fifty typewriters being used at once.
(c) A fax machine.
(d) A song.

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

10. What journalistic term does Thompson use to describe Wallace's speeches in "July?"
(a) Lobbing.
(b) Pitch.
(c) Sink.
(d) Scanning.

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

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

13. When covering political stories, how does Thompson generally feel around large groups of unconnected people who cannot mix well?
(a) At ease.
(b) Awkward.
(c) Claustrophobic.
(d) Happy.

14. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Heroin.
(c) Peyote.
(d) Ether.

15. In what measurement of time is this book organized?
(a) Days.
(b) Weeks.
(c) Years.
(d) Months.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?

2. What reason is Thompson given that attempts to diminish the importance of his employer?

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

4. Whom does Thompson describe as being less of a hand-shaker and more of an actor with his constituents?

5. For what is Jerry Rubin known?

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