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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?
(a) The Wallace voters.
(b) The Nixon voters.
(c) The McCarthy voters.
(d) The Muskie voters.

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

3. When covering political stories, how does Thompson generally feel around large groups of unconnected people who cannot mix well?
(a) Happy.
(b) At ease.
(c) Awkward.
(d) Claustrophobic.

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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)?
(a) His obsessively frantic writing.
(b) His snarky attitude.
(c) His frequent hangovers.
(d) His unbiased observations.

10. With whom does Thompson compare the journalists at the end of "June?"
(a) The Yippies.
(b) Hell's Angels.
(c) The Viet Cong.
(d) The American military.

11. What is particularly colorful about the letter exchange in "July?"
(a) Thompson manages to call his correspondant by several filthy names.
(b) Thompson reveals some secrets about Eagleton.
(c) Thompson reveals the sordid parties that happen with the journalists.
(d) Thompson includes a few tabs of acid with the letters.

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

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

14. What campaign is Thompson covering in "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72?"
(a) Muskie's campaign.
(b) McGovern's campaign.
(c) Nixon's campaign.
(d) Wallace's campaign.

15. In this book, what is used to separate groups of paragraphs?
(a) Numbers.
(b) Icons.
(c) Photographs.
(d) Pages.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?

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

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

5. In the meeting at the ballroom, what does Thompson hypothesize as being Wallace's goal?

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