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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What is a trademark of Thompson's writing, as evidenced in "June?"
(a) His frequent references to celebrities.
(b) His factual accounts.
(c) His interviews with the candidates.
(d) His ability to make connections between disparate events.

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

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

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

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

7. From "January, February, into March," what is the core conflict between Thompson and the politicians?
(a) Vietnam War.
(b) Legalization of marijuana.
(c) Kent State.
(d) Class issues.

8. Despite, or perhaps, because of Thompson's own preferences, what in his writing identifies him as a trustworthy source of information and editorials?
(a) Respect for everyone.
(b) Morality.
(c) Clean living.
(d) Objectivity.

9. How does Thompson describe the Washington D.C. journalists in "January?"
(a) They dress in a vintage style.
(b) They dress in denim.
(c) They dress like bank tellers.
(d) They dress all in black.

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

11. 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.

12. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?
(a) Politician.
(b) Campaign manager.
(c) Actor.
(d) Writer.

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

14. In the beginning of "May," at which primary is Thompson present?
(a) South Carolina.
(b) California.
(c) Nebraska.
(d) Wyoming.

15. In "July," in the ballroom, what reaction do the constituents have towards George Wallace?
(a) They take his statements and promises seriously and give him their support.
(b) They are not happy with what Wallace was saying.
(c) They boo Wallace out of the ballroom.
(d) They embrace him as their own.

Short Answer Questions

1. What writer's problem does Thompson discuss in "June"?

2. According to Thompson, who was most notably not a target when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated?

3. In Miami, who forces the Senator to keep his speech and interviews short?

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

5. What reason is Thompson given that attempts to diminish the importance of his employer?

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