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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two people does Thompson compare to the Yin/Yang?
(a) Mankiewicz and Ziegler.
(b) Nixon and McGovern.
(c) Kennedy and McCarthy.
(d) Wallace and Muskie.

2. In general, who flies on Thompson's preferred plane?
(a) Constituents.
(b) Press.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Reserve personnel.

3. According to Thompson, who fails to capture the public's attention because the people perceive a discrepancy between his perception and his reality?
(a) George Wallace.
(b) Frank Mankowiecz.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) George McGovern.

4. According to Thompson, what is the death knell for the campaign?
(a) McGovern's sudden shift to support the continuance of Vietnam.
(b) McGovern's distrust of Eagleton.
(c) Nixon's foreign policies.
(d) McGovern's public statement about Eagleton.

5. Fill in the blanks: According to Thompson, American politics have changed from being based on "charisma" to "_______ and ________."
(a) Truth and lies.
(b) Perception and reality.
(c) Smoke and mirrors.
(d) Ink and blood.

6. According to those who approve of professional speech writers, what purpose do the writers serve for the politicians?
(a) The writers enhance the politician's performance.
(b) The writers control the campaign.
(c) The writers can catapult a politician to stardom with the right words.
(d) The writers are merely there to edit the speeches.

7. In his memory of a previous campaign, what does Thompson realize about the police officers?
(a) They were deceived about danger they were facing.
(b) They were unhelpful during the demonstration.
(c) Some helped people while others hurt people.
(d) They did not wish to hurt anyone.

8. What does the author believe occurs within Nixon's organization that helps to account for Nixon's success?
(a) "Manipulative, snakey motions."
(b) "Shady moves worthy of the Mafia."
(c) "Nazi-moves."
(d) "Monstrous decisions."

9. In Miami in 1972, how do the sit-ins and protests compare to Thompson's experiences on other campaign trails?
(a) They are much wilder.
(b) They are completely effective.
(c) They are extremely mild.
(d) They are poorly organized.

10. What is the date of election day in this book?
(a) November 7.
(b) November 5.
(c) November 4.
(d) November 6.

11. On the day of the election, where is the first place the personnel and press are taken?
(a) Church.
(b) Voting location.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) A rally.

12. As a result of what happened between Mankiewicz and Thompson in "August," what do Thompson and his friend suspect Mankiewicz will do in the near-future?
(a) Mankiewicz will likely apologize.
(b) Mankiewicz will pretend nothing ever happened.
(c) Mankiewicz will return to assault Thompson again.
(d) Mankiewicz will owe Thompson a favor in return for not reporting him.

13. How does Thompson allow his readers for the Rolling Stone to follow his journey into the political arena?
(a) He namedrops to keep people intrigued.
(b) He covers only the politics and none of the outside activities.
(c) He relates politics to music.
(d) He discusses both the political and party life as well as how they connect.

14. Why must Thompson strictly adhere to the schedule set forth by the Rolling Stone?
(a) He has a book coming out from their press.
(b) His contractual agreements.
(c) He owes the editors of Rolling Stone many favors.
(d) He will be blacklisted if he does not.

15. How many aircraft are generally used on the campaign trail?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "August," what does Thompson remember from a previous campaign?

2. In the author's estimation, how is the public beginning to view Nixon?

3. In "November Continued," who is barred from flying with Thompson and the others on their plane?

4. At the writing of this book, what do Americans realize about politics?

5. While traveling on airplanes, what does the author break?

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