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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What catches Thompson's attention at the primary in early May?
(a) A song.
(b) A news report.
(c) Fifty typewriters being used at once.
(d) A fax machine.

2. 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 allowing their work to be dictated by others.
(c) The writers are becoming too reliant on sensationalistic headlines.
(d) The writers are getting lazy.

3. With which group does George Wallace apparently have the most affinity?
(a) The middle-classes.
(b) The factory workers.
(c) The students.
(d) The rich businessmen.

4. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?
(a) Ether.
(b) Marijuana.
(c) Heroin.
(d) Peyote.

5. According to Thompson, what group was responsible for settling the South?
(a) Italians.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) African-Americans.
(d) Criminals.

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

7. 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 publicly supports Eagleton's continuance in the campaign.
(d) He quickly drops Eagleton from the ticket.

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

9. When Thompson reaches his destination in "January, February, into March," how do his disrespectful peers treat him?
(a) They embarrass him.
(b) They all clamor for his autograph.
(c) They look down on him.
(d) They are happy to see him.

10. 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.

11. What is significant about the residents of the retirement home the candidates visit in "May?"
(a) They are of all different ethnicities.
(b) They are all connected to powerful families in Washington, D.C.
(c) They are wealthy.
(d) They are all women.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thompson posit as being the source of his toenail anxiety?

2. Throughout "March," which politician does Thompson particularly focus on?

3. What campaign is Thompson covering in "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72?"

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

5. At the time of this book, who employed Thompson?

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