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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What writer's problem does Thompson discuss in "June"?
(a) Re-using one's work over and over.
(b) Censorship.
(c) Repetition in subject matter.
(d) Writer's block.

4. At the end of "June," why does Thompson compare the journalists to a particularly notorious group?
(a) Their similar anger.
(b) Their similar drug use.
(c) Their similar self-righteousness.
(d) Their similar boredom.

5. How does Thompson prefer to do his work?
(a) With heavy deadlines.
(b) In the shower.
(c) Easily and slowly.
(d) With a collaborator.

6. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?
(a) Stifling hotel rooms.
(b) Censorship.
(c) Poor travel accomodations.
(d) Boredom.

7. Which demographic does the Democratic party worry about reaching if they do not have a Kennedy?
(a) African Americans.
(b) Asian.
(c) Irish.
(d) Hispanic.

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

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

10. Besides the factory, where else do the candidates go to visit and meet with workers?
(a) A slaughterhouse.
(b) A library.
(c) A hospital.
(d) An automotive shop.

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

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

13. At times during slow periods on the campaign trail, what do journalists find themselves resenting?
(a) The lack of interviews with the candidates.
(b) The amount of work they can do.
(c) The censorship.
(d) The presence of Mankiewicz.

14. Whom does Thompson describe as being less of a hand-shaker and more of an actor with his constituents?
(a) Ted Kennedy.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Edmund Muskie.
(d) George McGovern.

15. In "January," whose vote is discussed alongside the generational voting habits?
(a) African Americans.
(b) Asian.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) European immigrants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite the opinions politicians hold of the press, which of the following is not a trademark of Hunter S. Thompson (illustrating the man's indifference to what the politicians think of him)?

2. To what does Thompson compare an American campaign trail?

3. Despite, or perhaps, because of Thompson's own preferences, what in his writing identifies him as a trustworthy source of information and editorials?

4. Which Kennedy does the Democratic party consider nominating?

5. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?

(see the answer keys)

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