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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 all connected to powerful families in Washington, D.C.
(d) They are of all different ethnicities.

2. For whom does Thompson harbor a strange affection?
(a) Muskie.
(b) McCarthy.
(c) Wallace.
(d) Nixon.

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

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

5. According to Thompson, what group was responsible for settling the South?
(a) African-Americans.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) Italians.
(d) Criminals.

6. How does Thompson prefer to do his work?
(a) With heavy deadlines.
(b) In the shower.
(c) With a collaborator.
(d) Easily and slowly.

7. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?
(a) Writer.
(b) Campaign manager.
(c) Politician.
(d) Actor.

8. What incident (with which he had no involvement) harms Thompson's reputation as a professional?
(a) The drunken, belligerent behavior of the person who stole his ID.
(b) Ten thousand naked hippies showing up to protest Nixon.
(c) A drug bust.
(d) A motorcycle accident.

9. How does Thompson describe the Washington D.C. journalists in "January?"
(a) They dress all in black.
(b) They dress in a vintage style.
(c) They dress like bank tellers.
(d) They dress in denim.

10. What campaign is Thompson covering in "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72?"
(a) Wallace's campaign.
(b) Muskie's campaign.
(c) McGovern's campaign.
(d) Nixon's campaign.

11. In Thompson's estimation, in "Dark Interlude," what is the real problem with political conflicts?
(a) The politicians cannot have any weaknesses in front of the public.
(b) The politicians are not allowed any secrets.
(c) The politicians are not honest with each other.
(d) The politicians refuse to rebalance the power structure within the campaign.

12. Who does Rubin claim will march down to the Convention Center in July?
(a) Timothy Leary.
(b) One hundred Yippie activists.
(c) Every hippie celebrity in the country.
(d) Ten thousand naked hippies.

13. Which Kennedy does the Democratic party consider nominating?
(a) Ted Kennedy.
(b) Bobby Kennedy.
(c) Patrick Kennedy.
(d) Joseph Kennedy.

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

15. According to Thompson, who was most notably not a target when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated?
(a) George Wallace.
(b) Lyndon Johnson.
(c) Rosey Grier.
(d) George Meany.

Short Answer Questions

1. During "January," what does Thompson say was inappropriate during the previous social setting?

2. Fill in the blank: Journalists can only view ______ as being either worthy of respect or derision.

3. In "January, February, into March," what is the reason Thompson makes several people angry with him?

4. Which demographic does the Democratic party worry about reaching if they do not have a Kennedy?

5. What journalistic term does Thompson use to describe Wallace's speeches in "July?"

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