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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why does Thompson believe the journalists are turning to drugs?
(a) They want to emulate Thompson.
(b) They are trying to get a better grasp on the younger generation.
(c) They want to experiment while away from their loved ones.
(d) They are not coping well with cabin fever.

9. According to Thompson's anecdote, in "February & March," where does McCarthy go to gain favor with the working class?
(a) A retirement community.
(b) A factory.
(c) A slaughterhouse.
(d) A university.

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

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

12. In "July," in the ballroom, what reaction do the constituents have towards George Wallace?
(a) They boo Wallace out of the ballroom.
(b) They embrace him as their own.
(c) They are not happy with what Wallace was saying.
(d) They take his statements and promises seriously and give him their support.

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

14. What reason does Thompson posit that makes the campaign he is covering particularly difficult for all participants?
(a) McGovern's pro-choice stand.
(b) McGovern's support of legalizing marijuana.
(c) The assassinations of the Kennedys.
(d) Vietnam.

15. 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 frequent references to celebrities.
(d) His interviews with the candidates.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is unusual about Thompson's description of himself in the Introduction?

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

4. At the time of this book, who employed Thompson?

5. How does Thompson prefer to do his work?

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