Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two people does Thompson compare to the Yin/Yang?
(a) Kennedy and McCarthy.
(b) Mankiewicz and Ziegler.
(c) Nixon and McGovern.
(d) Wallace and Muskie.

2. 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 Republicans and Democrats began to work together.
(d) The hippies began to support Nixon.

3. What does Thompson combine with whiskey in "November?"
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Peyote.
(c) Codeine.
(d) Hashish.

4. What strikes Thompson the most about Mankiewicz's recent, violent tendencies?
(a) Mankiewicz was a conscientious objector for Vietnam.
(b) Mankiewicz used to be a hippie.
(c) Mankiewicz has a history of violence.
(d) Mankiewicz notably claims to be anti-violence.

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

6. Who does Thompson quote when he says, "Richard Nixon represents the dark side of the American spirit?"
(a) John Kennedy.
(b) Timothy Leary.
(c) George McGovern.
(d) Bobby Kennedy.

7. During the campaign Thomas reminisces about in "August," what did the police use to control the crowd?
(a) Guns.
(b) Noxious gasses.
(c) Nightsticks.
(d) Riot shields.

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

9. When Thompson refers to "the American Dream," what class does he posit has the most at stake in believing in that ideal?
(a) The middle class.
(b) The upper class.
(c) The lower class.
(d) The illegal immigrants.

10. According to the author, in what ways can deceit be considered relatively harmless?
(a) When it is used to calm the masses.
(b) When it is used to claim power.
(c) When it is used to undermine another person.
(d) When it is used to keep the peace.

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

12. How does Thompson feel about Nixon's circle of people?
(a) He finds them to be very in touch with the public.
(b) He finds them to be worthy of respect.
(c) He finds them untrustworthy.
(d) He finds them to be patriotic.

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) Speech writers.
(b) Sober writers.
(c) Educated writers.
(d) Gonzo journalists.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of the poem that ends "November Concluded?"

3. How does Thompson describe the "yin" of the Yin/Yang?

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

5. 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?

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