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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason is Thompson given that attempts to diminish the importance of his employer?
(a) His editor is a known communist.
(b) His magazine is the lowest-ranked in the country.
(c) He works for a music magazine.
(d) His employer never served in Vietnam.

2. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?
(a) He cannot grovel for affection.
(b) He is proud of being able to work every day.
(c) He is too cynical for them.
(d) He does not enjoy wearing nicer clothes.

3. During the May primary, how does Thompson describe a politician hearing a particular sound?
(a) A fox getting caught in a trap.
(b) A vulture picking at carrion.
(c) A cat being cornered by a dog.
(d) A werewolf killing one's guard dog.

4. In the beginning of "May," at which primary is Thompson present?
(a) Nebraska.
(b) Wyoming.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) California.

5. 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)?
(a) His frequent hangovers.
(b) His unbiased observations.
(c) His obsessively frantic writing.
(d) His snarky attitude.

6. For what reason does Senator McCarthy visit the factory workers in "May?"
(a) To see a factory local to his hometown.
(b) To make sure they are being given proper benefits.
(c) To shake their hands.
(d) To visit where his father used to work there.

7. At the end of "June," why does Thompson compare the journalists to a particularly notorious group?
(a) Their similar boredom.
(b) Their similar anger.
(c) Their similar self-righteousness.
(d) Their similar drug use.

8. Why is Thompson concerned about his toenails?
(a) They are flaking away.
(b) They are not growing.
(c) They are growing in a different color.
(d) They are growing too quickly.

9. 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.

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

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

12. Besides the factory, where else do the candidates go to visit and meet with workers?
(a) An automotive shop.
(b) A library.
(c) A hospital.
(d) A slaughterhouse.

13. In this book, what is used to separate groups of paragraphs?
(a) Numbers.
(b) Photographs.
(c) Icons.
(d) Pages.

14. After learning the mechanics of the campaign trail, how does Thompson find his travels?
(a) Tiresome.
(b) Exhilerating.
(c) Calming.
(d) Pleasently routine.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Thompson posit that makes the campaign he is covering particularly difficult for all participants?

2. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?

3. According to Thompson, in "Dark Interludes," what does McGovern do that shows his prowess as a politician?

4. With whom does Thompson compare the journalists at the end of "June?"

5. In the meeting at the ballroom, what does Thompson hypothesize as being Wallace's goal?

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