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Multiple Choice 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?
(a) Mankiewicz will return to assault Thompson again.
(b) Mankiewicz will owe Thompson a favor in return for not reporting him.
(c) Mankiewicz will likely apologize.
(d) Mankiewicz will pretend nothing ever happened.

2. What are some of the activities that take place on the wilder plane during the campaign?
(a) Intoxication.
(b) Smoking during take off.
(c) Fighting over seating arrangements.
(d) Sex in the aisles.

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

4. While traveling on airplanes, what does the author break?
(a) Typewriters.
(b) The passenger rules.
(c) Glasses.
(d) Seats.

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

6. How does Thompson describe the "yin" of the Yin/Yang?
(a) Optimistic.
(b) Light.
(c) Helpful.
(d) Manipulative.

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

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

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

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

11. In "November Continued," what is the reputation of the journalists Thompson travels with?
(a) They are angry speech writers.
(b) They are talentless hacks.
(c) They are responsible writers.
(d) They are vitriolic gossip hounds.

12. According to Thompson, what is the death knell for the campaign?
(a) McGovern's public statement about Eagleton.
(b) McGovern's sudden shift to support the continuance of Vietnam.
(c) McGovern's distrust of Eagleton.
(d) Nixon's foreign policies.

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

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

15. Why must Thompson strictly adhere to the schedule set forth by the Rolling Stone?
(a) He has a book coming out from their press.
(b) He will be blacklisted if he does not.
(c) He owes the editors of Rolling Stone many favors.
(d) His contractual agreements.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is particularly noteworthy of Thompson's writing style, in regards to the tales of his and his colleagues more indulgent behavior?

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

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

4. On the louder of the two planes in "November Continued," what does Thompson say is present?

5. What revelation does Thompson make to the readers about his intoxication on the airplane?

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