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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Thompson, what concept really controls the voting and polls in politics?
(a) The intensity a politician will bring to a speech.
(b) Perception of the candidate.
(c) How well the politicians can speak.
(d) The stance on the Vietnam War.
2. How do people who are uninterested in politics react to Thompson's writing?
(a) They read his stories merely for gossip.
(b) The disinterested begin to follow politics.
(c) They boycott Rolling Stone Magazine.
(d) They begin to buy his books.
3. In Thompson's own words, what does he initially admit to believing about Mankiewicz?
(a) Mankiewicz is a pansy.
(b) Mankiewicz is justified in his actions against the author.
(c) Mankiewicz is a coward.
(d) Mankiewicz is a gentleman.
4. What is the name of the airplane which carries the reserve personnel during the campaign of 1972?
(a) Kingsport One.
(b) Zoo Plane.
(c) Air Force Three.
(d) Dakota Queen II.
5. 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.
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 discusses both the political and party life as well as how they connect.
(c) He covers only the politics and none of the outside activities.
(d) He relates politics to music.
7. During "August," what concerns are raised about Frank Mankiewicz on the campaign trail?
(a) Mankiewicz is intoxicated in public too often.
(b) Mankiewicz is not tough enough on McGovern.
(c) Mankiewicz cannot handle publicity.
(d) Mankiewicz is increasingly more volatile.
8. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"
(a) A timeline of events.
(b) An outline for a new book.
(c) The form of an interview with himself and Ed.
(d) An index for the rest of the book.
9. How many aircraft are generally used on the campaign trail?
10. What does the author believe occurs within Nixon's organization that helps to account for Nixon's success?
(a) "Shady moves worthy of the Mafia."
(b) "Manipulative, snakey motions."
(d) "Monstrous decisions."
11. Why is McGovern not able to recover from Eagleton's omissions and lies?
(a) McGovern's next vice-presidential candidate was too divisive.
(b) Nixon undermined McGovern's efforts to save face.
(c) McGovern did nothing for the public to put faith in him.
(d) Eagleton should have revealed his medical history sooner.
12. Above all else, why does the public lose its trust in Eagleton (and by extension, McGovern)?
(a) Eagleton lied.
(b) Eagleton was meant to be a rock for the public to lean on.
(c) McGovern acted too harshly against Eagleton.
(d) McGovern did not act quickly enough in removing Eagleton.
13. What are some of the activities that take place on the wilder plane during the campaign?
(b) Sex in the aisles.
(c) Smoking during take off.
(d) Fighting over seating arrangements.
14. During the flight in "November," to whom is Thompson referring when he discusses "rebellion amongst the docile"?
(a) The constituents.
(b) The journalists.
(c) The politicians.
(d) The speech writers.
15. How does Thompson feel about Nixon's circle of people?
(a) He finds them to be patriotic.
(b) He finds them to be very in touch with the public.
(c) He finds them to be worthy of respect.
(d) He finds them untrustworthy.
Short Answer Questions
1. In "August," what does Thompson remember from a previous campaign?
2. During "September," what does Thompson predict will happen in the election?
3. While traveling on airplanes, what does the author break?
4. What did Eagleton refuse to disclose to the public and to his own party?
5. On the day of the election, where is the first place the personnel and press are taken?
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