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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Thompson, what vote do the politicians generally look down upon?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Middle-aged men.
(c) Youth.
(d) Elderly women.

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

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

7. During the May primary, how does Thompson describe a politician hearing a particular sound?
(a) A fox getting caught in a trap.
(b) A vulture picking at carrion.
(c) A werewolf killing one's guard dog.
(d) A cat being cornered by a dog.

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

9. Why is Thompson angry during "June?"
(a) Someone stole his weed.
(b) He had his alcohol confiscated.
(c) He was tricked by a politician.
(d) An article was seized before it could be sent to Rolling Stone.

10. "Dark Interlude" reveals what illness that Eagleton suffers from?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Depression.
(c) Hallucinations.
(d) Bipolar disorder.

11. In the meeting at the ballroom, what does Thompson hypothesize as being Wallace's goal?
(a) Moving voters to another candidate.
(b) Targeting voters.
(c) Dividing voters.
(d) Introducing radical new ideas with traditional promises.

12. What journalistic term does Thompson use to describe Wallace's speeches in "July?"
(a) Scanning.
(b) Sink.
(c) Lobbing.
(d) Pitch.

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

14. In Miami, who forces the Senator to keep his speech and interviews short?
(a) Frank Mankiwiecz.
(b) Peter Sheridan.
(c) Hunter S. Thompson.
(d) George McGovern.

15. What does Thompson posit as being the source of his toenail anxiety?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Hashish.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) Cocaine.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?

2. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?

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

4. How is Thompson affected when a politician he politically respects suffers through a difficult event?

5. How does Thompson prefer to do his work?

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