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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. What does Thompson allude to having happened with the female reporter who indulged in both marijuana and alcohol?
(a) She slept with the pilot mid-flight.
(b) She would pass out in the aisle.
(c) She would partake in cocaine with Thompson.
(d) She would proposition Thompson.

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

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

5. In Thompson's own words, what does he initially admit to believing about Mankiewicz?
(a) Mankiewicz is justified in his actions against the author.
(b) Mankiewicz is a pansy.
(c) Mankiewicz is a gentleman.
(d) Mankiewicz is a coward.

6. 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 relates politics to music.
(c) He covers only the politics and none of the outside activities.
(d) He discusses both the political and party life as well as how they connect.

7. How does Thompson describe the "yin" of the Yin/Yang?
(a) Manipulative.
(b) Light.
(c) Helpful.
(d) Optimistic.

8. At the writing of this book, what do Americans realize about politics?
(a) American votes do force change.
(b) Politicians cannot readily pull troops in and out of a country.
(c) They are deceptive.
(d) Politicians are not really in charge.

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

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

11. Where is the second location the personnel and press are taken on election day?
(a) A local university.
(b) Voting location.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) Church.

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 owe Thompson a favor in return for not reporting him.
(b) Mankiewicz will return to assault Thompson again.
(c) Mankiewicz will likely apologize.
(d) Mankiewicz will pretend nothing ever happened.

13. For people who are uneasy with Thompson's style of political writing, what sort of writers does he suggest they follow to stay up-to-date with politics?
(a) Sober writers.
(b) Educated writers.
(c) Speech writers.
(d) Gonzo journalists.

14. According to Thompson, what sort of person is considered to be more of the "yang" in the Yin/Yang?
(a) The smarter preson.
(b) The manipulative person.
(c) The liar.
(d) The direct person.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Miami in 1972, how do the sit-ins and protests compare to Thompson's experiences on other campaign trails?

2. During "August," what concerns are raised about Frank Mankiewicz on the campaign trail?

3. In Thompson's account of the airplane arrangements, how do several people view being forced onto the Dakota Queen II?

4. What happens between Mankiewicz and Thompson in "August?"

5. What did Eagleton refuse to disclose to the public and to his own party?

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