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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the younger generation tend to vote like?
(a) The current President.
(b) The most exposed candidate.
(c) The previous generation.
(d) The celebrities.

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

3. Why does the author posit that politicians dismiss a certain type of vote in "January"?
(a) The vote will be as divided as the previous generation's vote.
(b) The members of that group usually vote for the least likely candidate.
(c) Very few members of that group will actually vote.
(d) Their votes do not actually count.

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

10. How do politicians tend to view journalists, according to Thompson?
(a) Failed politicians.
(b) Writers who could not sell a novel.
(c) Worthless.
(d) News-hungry pigs.

11. According to Thompson, because of their origins, who do Southerners respect?
(a) Accomplished con men.
(b) Worldly people.
(c) Leaders from the Civil Rights movement.
(d) Self-made businessmen.

12. For what is Jerry Rubin known?
(a) As a Yippie activist.
(b) For furthering the knowledge of drugs with Timothy Leary.
(c) For attempting to levitate the Pentagon.
(d) For Communism.

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

14. What does Thompson openly acknowledge about his work in "February & March?"
(a) His own biases.
(b) His demograph is not exactly widespread.
(c) His lack of insight.
(d) His lack of skill.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?

4. With which group does George Wallace apparently have the most affinity?

5. How does Thompson assist a group of people in "January, February, into March" who informed him of their collective hatred for politicians?

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