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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What incident (with which he had no involvement) harms Thompson's reputation as a professional?
(a) Ten thousand naked hippies showing up to protest Nixon.
(b) The drunken, belligerent behavior of the person who stole his ID.
(c) A drug bust.
(d) A motorcycle accident.

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

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

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

7. Why does Thompson believe the journalists are turning to drugs?
(a) They are not coping well with cabin fever.
(b) They want to experiment while away from their loved ones.
(c) They are trying to get a better grasp on the younger generation.
(d) They want to emulate Thompson.

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

9. According to Thompson's anecdote, in "February & March," where does McCarthy go to gain favor with the working class?
(a) A factory.
(b) A slaughterhouse.
(c) A retirement community.
(d) A university.

10. According to Thompson, who was most notably not a target when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated?
(a) Rosey Grier.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) George Meany.
(d) Lyndon Johnson.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Thompson believe is the source of the journalists' most common writing problem?

3. At times during slow periods on the campaign trail, what do journalists find themselves resenting?

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

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

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