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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. For what reason does Senator McCarthy visit the factory workers in "May?"
(a) To visit where his father used to work there.
(b) To shake their hands.
(c) To make sure they are being given proper benefits.
(d) To see a factory local to his hometown.

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

7. When Thompson hears a specific sound during the May primary, which group does he claim this sound would particularly distress?
(a) Hippies.
(b) Politicians.
(c) American troops.
(d) Middle America.

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

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

10. Besides the factory, where else do the candidates go to visit and meet with workers?
(a) An automotive shop.
(b) A library.
(c) A hospital.
(d) A slaughterhouse.

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

12. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the reasons Thompson is so famous?

2. In "April," which position does Thompson initially apply for?

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

4. According to Thompson's anecdote, in "February & March," where does McCarthy go to gain favor with the working class?

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

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