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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Thompson, in "Dark Interludes," what does McGovern do that shows his prowess as a politician?
(a) He pardons Eagleton's lies.
(b) He uses Eagleton's medical history against him.
(c) He quickly drops Eagleton from the ticket.
(d) He publicly supports Eagleton's continuance in the campaign.

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

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

4. Which Kennedy does the Democratic party consider nominating?
(a) Ted Kennedy.
(b) Patrick Kennedy.
(c) Bobby Kennedy.
(d) Joseph Kennedy.

5. After learning the mechanics of the campaign trail, how does Thompson find his travels?
(a) Pleasently routine.
(b) Calming.
(c) Exhilerating.
(d) Tiresome.

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

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

8. Who does Rubin claim will march down to the Convention Center in July?
(a) Every hippie celebrity in the country.
(b) One hundred Yippie activists.
(c) Timothy Leary.
(d) Ten thousand naked hippies.

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 university.
(c) A slaughterhouse.
(d) A factory.

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

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

12. What does Thompson believe is the source of the journalists' most common writing problem?
(a) The writers have nothing to write about.
(b) The writers are getting lazy.
(c) The writers are becoming too reliant on sensationalistic headlines.
(d) The writers are allowing their work to be dictated by others.

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

14. In what city was Bobby Kennedy assassinated?
(a) New York City.
(b) Dallas.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) Los Angeles.

15. Why is it necessary for the politicians have so many meet-and-greets to shake hands with many different workers?
(a) It makes the politicians more personable to the average American.
(b) It is important that politicians visit their hometowns in this manner.
(c) It is necessary for the campaign workers to poll the constituents.
(d) It is merely a formality from the 1800s.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "July," in the ballroom, what reaction do the constituents have towards George Wallace?

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

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

4. In "April," which position does Thompson initially apply for?

5. Besides the factory, where else do the candidates go to visit and meet with workers?

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