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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To what does Thompson compare the writer's problem he discusses in "June?"
(a) Deafness.
(b) Removing the tongue.
(c) Blindness.
(d) A skin graft.

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

4. Fill in the blank: Journalists can only view ______ as being either worthy of respect or derision.
(a) Police officers.
(b) Other journalists.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Campaign managers.

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

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

7. What incident (with which he had no involvement) harms Thompson's reputation as a professional?
(a) A motorcycle accident.
(b) A drug bust.
(c) Ten thousand naked hippies showing up to protest Nixon.
(d) The drunken, belligerent behavior of the person who stole his ID.

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

9. "Dark Interlude" reveals what illness that Eagleton suffers from?
(a) Bipolar disorder.
(b) Epilepsy.
(c) Hallucinations.
(d) Depression.

10. What position does Thompson assign politicians, in his analogy of the American political campaign?
(a) Goalie.
(b) Batter.
(c) Tight ends.
(d) The rook.

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

12. Why does Thompson believe the journalists are turning to drugs?
(a) They are not coping well with cabin fever.
(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 want to emulate Thompson.

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

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

15. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?
(a) Ten hours a day, for fourteen months.
(b) Eight hours a day, for two years.
(c) Eighteen hours a day, for a year and a half.
(d) Twelve hours a day, for a year.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Thompson, what vote do the politicians generally look down upon?

4. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?

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

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