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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to those who approve of professional speech writers, what purpose do the writers serve for the politicians?
(a) The writers control the campaign.
(b) The writers are merely there to edit the speeches.
(c) The writers enhance the politician's performance.
(d) The writers can catapult a politician to stardom with the right words.

4. During "September," what does Thompson predict will happen in the election?
(a) Wallace will win.
(b) Nixon will win.
(c) McGovern will win.
(d) Kennedy will win.

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Thompson allow his readers for the Rolling Stone to follow his journey into the political arena?
(a) He discusses both the political and party life as well as how they connect.
(b) He relates politics to music.
(c) He namedrops to keep people intrigued.
(d) He covers only the politics and none of the outside activities.

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

12. How did the passengers of Thompson's plane react to others trying to join them on their flight?
(a) The journalists welcome everyone on board.
(b) The journalists force the newcomers to get high before getting on the plane.
(c) The journalists only allow other politicians on board if McGovern joins them.
(d) The journalists refuse entry to everyone else.

13. What is the date of election day in this book?
(a) November 6.
(b) November 5.
(c) November 7.
(d) November 4.

14. How does Thompson describe politicians who decide to become self-aware about the theatricality of their work?
(a) "Overtly meta."
(b) "High comedy."
(c) "Experimental theater."
(d) "Honest artwork."

15. What is the name of the airplane which carries the reserve personnel during the campaign of 1972?
(a) Zoo Plane.
(b) Air Force Three.
(c) Dakota Queen II.
(d) Kingsport One.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"

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

3. Why did Nixon employ Ziegler?

4. What level of recognition is finally granted to Thompson during "September?"

5. According to those who disapprove of professional speech writers, what is revealed when politicians use these writers?

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