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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

9. In "January, February, into March," what is the reason Thompson makes several people angry with him?
(a) He punches Mankiewicz.
(b) He is caught with hashish.
(c) He refuses to remove his hat.
(d) He gets very drunk in front of the President.

10. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Columbus.
(c) Savannah.
(d) Macon.

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

12. 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.

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

14. 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) It created sympathetic press for Muskie.
(d) The other passengers threw him off the train.

15. In "June," what is significant about drug use among the journalists?
(a) It is highly secretive.
(b) It is non-existent.
(c) It is becoming more open.
(d) It is blatant and frequent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thompson openly acknowledge about his work in "February & March?"

2. What is particularly colorful about the letter exchange in "July?"

3. When Thompson hears a specific sound during the May primary, which group does he claim this sound would particularly distress?

4. During the May primary, how does Thompson describe a politician hearing a particular sound?

5. What writer's problem does Thompson discuss in "June"?

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