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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do people who are uninterested in politics react to Thompson's writing?
(a) The disinterested begin to follow politics.
(b) They boycott Rolling Stone Magazine.
(c) They begin to buy his books.
(d) They read his stories merely for gossip.

2. According to Thompson, what unprecedented occurrence happens in October of 1972?
(a) Nixon became incredibly popular with the public.
(b) The Republicans and Democrats began to work together.
(c) The Democrats turned their back on McGovern.
(d) The hippies began to support Nixon.

3. How does Thompson balance his frantic writing with the long periods of boredom in "November?"
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Yoga.
(c) Reading.
(d) Intoxication.

4. In Thompson's account of the airplane arrangements, how do several people view being forced onto the Dakota Queen II?
(a) Disappointment.
(b) Snobbishness.
(c) Relief.
(d) Angry.

5. After "November," what form does Thompson's writing take for the rest of the book?
(a) Scrawled notes.
(b) Conversational monologues.
(c) Outlines.
(d) Bullet points.

6. Who is the author of the poem at the end of "November Concluded?"
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Allen Ginsberg.
(c) William S. Burroughs.
(d) Robinson Jeffers.

7. Why did Nixon employ Ziegler?
(a) Nixon is a terrible public speaker.
(b) Nixon antagonized the press too much.
(c) Nixon needed a more liberal counterpart.
(d) Nixon needed a man with military experience.

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

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

10. In what way did the passengers on Thompson's plane assure their own entry?
(a) They would claim a certain seat.
(b) They would get drunk before the flight.
(c) They would bring a drug to be shared.
(d) They would arm-wrestle for a seat.

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

12. During "August," what concerns are raised about Frank Mankiewicz on the campaign trail?
(a) Mankiewicz cannot handle publicity.
(b) Mankiewicz is intoxicated in public too often.
(c) Mankiewicz is increasingly more volatile.
(d) Mankiewicz is not tough enough on McGovern.

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

14. In "November Continued," who is barred from flying with Thompson and the others on their plane?
(a) The stewardesses.
(b) The politician's families.
(c) The political staff.
(d) The journalists.

15. What revelation does Thompson make to the readers about his intoxication on the airplane?
(a) The atmospheric change sobers him up.
(b) The liquor on the plane is superior to his own.
(c) The other journalists are only pretending to be stoned.
(d) The other journalists are similarly high.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Thompson refers to "the American Dream," what class does he posit has the most at stake in believing in that ideal?

2. What does Thompson allude to having happened with the female reporter who indulged in both marijuana and alcohol?

3. Who does Thompson quote when he says, "Richard Nixon represents the dark side of the American spirit?"

4. During "September," what does Thompson predict will happen in the election?

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

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