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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what city was Bobby Kennedy assassinated?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) Dallas.
(c) New York City.
(d) Los Angeles.

3. What is one of the reasons Thompson is so famous?
(a) Thompson single-handedly calls out an entire governmental branch on their corruption.
(b) Thompson marries into a famous family.
(c) Thompson wins the Pulitzer.
(d) He has a rebellious image, though everyone tolerates him.

4. According to Thompson, because of their origins, who do Southerners respect?
(a) Accomplished con men.
(b) Worldly people.
(c) Self-made businessmen.
(d) Leaders from the Civil Rights movement.

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

6. 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 honest with each other.
(c) The politicians are not allowed any secrets.
(d) The politicians refuse to rebalance the power structure within the campaign.

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

8. Why is Rosey Grier not allowed to deal with Rubin's harassment on the train?
(a) It would not look good for him to rough up the journalists.
(b) Rubin was protected by another journalist.
(c) The other passengers threw him off the train.
(d) It created sympathetic press for Muskie.

9. With which group does George Wallace apparently have the most affinity?
(a) The students.
(b) The factory workers.
(c) The middle-classes.
(d) The rich businessmen.

10. During "January," what does Thompson say was inappropriate during the previous social setting?
(a) The date of the event.
(b) Whether to bring a date or not.
(c) The socialites who would be present.
(d) His clothing.

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

12. What is a trademark of Thompson's writing, as evidenced in "June?"
(a) His factual accounts.
(b) His ability to make connections between disparate events.
(c) His interviews with the candidates.
(d) His frequent references to celebrities.

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

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

15. Why does Thompson appear to feel relieved and more justified in his habits during "June?"
(a) McGovern acknowledges his own drug use.
(b) Many members of the press have been experimenting with drugs as well.
(c) Mankiewicz shares a joint with Thompson.
(d) Timothy Leary comes to speak to the journalists.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Thompson, who was most notably not a target when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated?

3. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?

4. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?

5. For what is Jerry Rubin known?

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