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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the subheading of "November," where is Thompson stoned?
(a) A Press conference.
(b) A Hotel.
(c) The Zoo Plane.
(d) A football game.

3. In the author's discussion of the ethos of American politics, what is perception?
(a) The way a person will emulate another.
(b) The way a person actually is.
(c) The way a person appears to be.
(d) The way a person tries to behave.

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

5. According to the author, which readers does he expect will understand his decision to defuse the situation with Mankiewicz?
(a) Peaceful protestors.
(b) Military.
(c) Writers.
(d) People who have a background in fighting.

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

7. In "September," what does Thompson name as being the real problem behind the shrinking middle class?
(a) Sexism and racism in the workplace.
(b) Unfair wages.
(c) Public policy.
(d) Welfare.

8. According to the author, in what ways can deceit be considered relatively harmless?
(a) When it is used to keep the peace.
(b) When it is used to claim power.
(c) When it is used to calm the masses.
(d) When it is used to undermine another person.

9. How does Thompson describe the unity sought by the journalists who indulged in some of the more raucous behaviors?
(a) "Gonzo journalism."
(b) "A pathetic attempt to unify us as one."
(c) "Rock-n-roll lifestyle compressed to a typewriter."
(d) "Rock-n-roll journey politick."

10. In a tongue-in-cheek reference to his employment by the "Rolling Stone," how does Thompson refer to his position as a political writer?
(a) "Bob Dylan with a pen."
(b) "Rock-n-roll emissary."
(c) "The Keith Richards of journalism."
(d) "Like Hendrix without the guitar."

11. What are some of the activities that take place on the wilder plane during the campaign?
(a) Intoxication.
(b) Sex in the aisles.
(c) Smoking during take off.
(d) Fighting over seating arrangements.

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

13. During "August," from his memory of a previous campaign, what is Thompson primarily concerned about?
(a) Washing the gas from his eyes.
(b) Helping a young hippie get some first aid.
(c) Recording every badge number of every police officer who used unnecessary force.
(d) Hanging on to his bag of marijuana.

14. What is particularly noteworthy of Thompson's writing style, in regards to the tales of his and his colleagues more indulgent behavior?
(a) Honesty.
(b) Meticulous editing.
(c) Omission of details.
(d) Disdain for drug addiction.

15. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"
(a) An outline for a new book.
(b) The form of an interview with himself and Ed.
(c) A timeline of events.
(d) An index for the rest of the book.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Thompson's own words, what does he initially admit to believing about Mankiewicz?

2. During the flight in "November," to whom is Thompson referring when he discusses "rebellion amongst the docile"?

3. Who does Thompson discuss as the reason for his own disillusionment in "November Continued"?

4. Why is McGovern not able to recover from Eagleton's omissions and lies?

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

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