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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What campaign is Thompson covering in "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72?"
(a) Nixon's campaign.
(b) Wallace's campaign.
(c) Muskie's campaign.
(d) McGovern's campaign.

2. In "April," which position does Thompson initially apply for?
(a) The military.
(b) McGovern's campaign director.
(c) A speech writer for Nixon.
(d) The White House Press Corps.

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

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

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

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

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

8. At times during slow periods on the campaign trail, what do journalists find themselves resenting?
(a) The amount of work they can do.
(b) The lack of interviews with the candidates.
(c) The censorship.
(d) The presence of Mankiewicz.

9. 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 marries into a famous family.
(d) Thompson single-handedly calls out an entire governmental branch on their corruption.

10. Why is Thompson angry during "June?"
(a) He had his alcohol confiscated.
(b) An article was seized before it could be sent to Rolling Stone.
(c) Someone stole his weed.
(d) He was tricked by a politician.

11. What writer's problem does Thompson discuss in "June"?
(a) Censorship.
(b) Repetition in subject matter.
(c) Writer's block.
(d) Re-using one's work over and over.

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

13. What does Thompson posit as being the source of his toenail anxiety?
(a) Cocaine.
(b) Hashish.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Whiskey.

14. What reason does Thompson posit that makes the campaign he is covering particularly difficult for all participants?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) McGovern's pro-choice stand.
(c) The assassinations of the Kennedys.
(d) McGovern's support of legalizing marijuana.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Thompson's estimation, in "Dark Interlude," what is the real problem with political conflicts?

3. Which Kennedy does the Democratic party consider nominating?

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)?

5. Why does Thompson appear to feel relieved and more justified in his habits during "June?"

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