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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?
(a) Vietnam War.
(b) Class issues.
(c) Legalization of marijuana.
(d) Kent State.

4. 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 in denim.
(d) They dress like bank tellers.

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

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

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

8. 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.

9. In Miami, who forces the Senator to keep his speech and interviews short?
(a) Hunter S. Thompson.
(b) Peter Sheridan.
(c) George McGovern.
(d) Frank Mankiwiecz.

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

11. What is unusual about Thompson's description of himself in the Introduction?
(a) It is not flattering.
(b) He is describing someone else.
(c) He says he refuses to describe himself, but actually does.
(d) It is extremely flattering.

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

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

14. How does Thompson assist a group of people in "January, February, into March" who informed him of their collective hatred for politicians?
(a) Flagging down a ride.
(b) Changing their oil.
(c) Reconstructing the motor.
(d) Getting their car on the road.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the end of "June," why does Thompson compare the journalists to a particularly notorious group?

3. For what reason does Senator McCarthy visit the factory workers in "May?"

4. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?

5. What is significant about the residents of the retirement home the candidates visit in "May?"

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