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

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Thompson discuss as the reason for his own disillusionment in "November Continued"?
(a) McGovern.
(b) Nixon.
(c) Wallace.
(d) Mankiewicz.

3. Fill in the blanks: Regarding the combination of alcohol and marijuana, one of the female reporters describes taking the drugs as the adult version of ______ and _______.
(a) Cigarettes and coffee.
(b) Soda and chips.
(c) Milk and cookies.
(d) Caffeine and sugar.

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

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

6. What level of recognition is finally granted to Thompson during "September?"
(a) He is allowed to travel with the politicians themselves.
(b) He is finally made a member of the Presidential Press Corps.
(c) He is given an award for his campaign coverage.
(d) He is given an interview with McGovern.

7. After "November," what form does Thompson's writing take for the rest of the book?
(a) Bullet points.
(b) Conversational monologues.
(c) Scrawled notes.
(d) Outlines.

8. Despite medical issues, what is Thompson's main concern during November?
(a) He needs to finish his work.
(b) He needs to vote.
(c) He needs to have a meeting with McGovern.
(d) He needs to go home.

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

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

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

12. In Thompson's account of the airplane arrangements, how do several people view being forced onto the Dakota Queen II?
(a) Angry.
(b) Snobbishness.
(c) Disappointment.
(d) Relief.

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

14. What is Thompson unable to explain about his preferred candidate in "October?"
(a) McGovern's lack of success in the polls.
(b) McGovern's shady past.
(c) McGovern's inability to make a firm decision.
(d) McGovern's lack of public speaking skills.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the second location the personnel and press are taken on election day?

2. How many aircraft are generally used on the campaign trail?

3. In general, who flies on Thompson's preferred plane?

4. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"

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

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