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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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 embarrass him.
(c) They look down on him.
(d) They all clamor for his autograph.

6. Why is Rosey Grier not allowed to deal with Rubin's harassment on the train?
(a) It created sympathetic press for Muskie.
(b) Rubin was protected by another journalist.
(c) It would not look good for him to rough up the journalists.
(d) The other passengers threw him off the train.

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

8. To what does Thompson compare an American campaign trail?
(a) A chess game.
(b) A baseball team.
(c) A hockey team.
(d) A football team.

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

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

11. According to Thompson, how much time do the candidates devote to meeting constituents?
(a) Eight hours a day, for two years.
(b) Ten hours a day, for fourteen months.
(c) Eighteen hours a day, for a year and a half.
(d) Twelve hours a day, for a year.

12. 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.

13. During "January," what does Thompson say was inappropriate during the previous social setting?
(a) The date of the event.
(b) Whether to bring a date or not.
(c) The socialites who would be present.
(d) His clothing.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?

2. In what measurement of time is this book organized?

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

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

5. Who does Rubin claim will march down to the Convention Center in July?

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