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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?
(a) Stifling hotel rooms.
(b) Censorship.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Poor travel accomodations.

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

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

6. What position does Thompson assign politicians, in his analogy of the American political campaign?
(a) Goalie.
(b) Batter.
(c) Tight ends.
(d) The rook.

7. At the end of "June," why does Thompson compare the journalists to a particularly notorious group?
(a) Their similar drug use.
(b) Their similar anger.
(c) Their similar self-righteousness.
(d) Their similar boredom.

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

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

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

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

12. Throughout "March," which politician does Thompson particularly focus on?
(a) Edmund Muskie.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Ted Kennedy.
(d) John Lindsay.

13. How is Thompson affected when a politician he politically respects suffers through a difficult event?
(a) He is angry.
(b) He is concerned of the effects it will have on the campaign.
(c) He can barely speak of it without tears.
(d) He laughs about it.

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

15. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?
(a) He does not enjoy wearing nicer clothes.
(b) He cannot grovel for affection.
(c) He is too cynical for them.
(d) He is proud of being able to work every day.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the younger generation tend to vote like?

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

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

4. According to Thompson, what group was responsible for settling the South?

5. Which Kennedy does the Democratic party consider nominating?

(see the answer keys)

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