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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 unhelpful during the demonstration.
(d) They were deceived about danger they were facing.

2. According to Thompson, what concept really controls the voting and polls in politics?
(a) The stance on the Vietnam War.
(b) How well the politicians can speak.
(c) Perception of the candidate.
(d) The intensity a politician will bring to a speech.

3. After Thompson's encounter with Mankiewicz, how does the author's friend recommend they defuse the situation?
(a) Mankiewicz should have a drink with Thompson.
(b) Mankiewicz should apologize.
(c) Thompson should probably leave.
(d) Thompson should apologize.

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

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

6. Whom did Bobby Kennedy refer to as "the most decent man in the Senate?"
(a) Wallace.
(b) Nixon.
(c) McGovern
(d) Muskie.

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

8. In "August," what does Thompson remember from a previous campaign?
(a) A concert.
(b) A party.
(c) A demonstration.
(d) A be-in.

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

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

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

12. 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 proposition Thompson.
(d) She would partake in cocaine with Thompson.

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

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

15. In "September," who does Thompson believe would have supported McGovern?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Amelia Earhart.
(c) Sitting Bull.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How does Thompson allow his readers for the Rolling Stone to follow his journey into the political arena?

3. What two archetypes does Thompson use to further his comparison of two of the candidates to the Yin/Yang?

4. What is Thompson unable to explain about his preferred candidate in "October?"

5. During "August," from his memory of a previous campaign, what is Thompson primarily concerned about?

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