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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the younger generation tend to vote like?
(a) The previous generation.
(b) The celebrities.
(c) The current President.
(d) The most exposed candidate.

2. Throughout "March," which politician does Thompson particularly focus on?
(a) George Wallace.
(b) Edmund Muskie.
(c) Ted Kennedy.
(d) John Lindsay.

3. In "April," which position does Thompson initially apply for?
(a) McGovern's campaign director.
(b) The White House Press Corps.
(c) The military.
(d) A speech writer for Nixon.

4. Why is Thompson angry during "June?"
(a) He had his alcohol confiscated.
(b) Someone stole his weed.
(c) An article was seized before it could be sent to Rolling Stone.
(d) He was tricked by a politician.

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

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

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

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

9. To what does Thompson compare an American campaign trail?
(a) A baseball team.
(b) A football team.
(c) A hockey team.
(d) A chess game.

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

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

12. Despite, or perhaps, because of Thompson's own preferences, what in his writing identifies him as a trustworthy source of information and editorials?
(a) Morality.
(b) Objectivity.
(c) Clean living.
(d) Respect for everyone.

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

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

15. When Thompson hears a specific sound during the May primary, which group does he claim this sound would particularly distress?
(a) Hippies.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Middle America.
(d) American troops.

Short Answer Questions

1. What catches Thompson's attention at the primary in early May?

2. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?

3. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?

4. For whom does Thompson harbor a strange affection?

5. How do politicians tend to view journalists, according to Thompson?

(see the answer keys)

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