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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to those who disapprove of professional speech writers, what is revealed when politicians use these writers?
(a) False promises.
(b) A lack of direct thought.
(c) The artifice of politics.
(d) The inability of people to think for themselves.

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

5. How does Thompson describe the unity sought by the journalists who indulged in some of the more raucous behaviors?
(a) "Rock-n-roll journey politick."
(b) "A pathetic attempt to unify us as one."
(c) "Gonzo journalism."
(d) "Rock-n-roll lifestyle compressed to a typewriter."

6. According to the subheading of "November," where is Thompson stoned?
(a) A Hotel.
(b) A football game.
(c) The Zoo Plane.
(d) A Press conference.

7. 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) Milk and cookies.
(b) Soda and chips.
(c) Cigarettes and coffee.
(d) Caffeine and sugar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. In a tongue-in-cheek reference to his employment by the "Rolling Stone," how does Thompson refer to his position as a political writer?
(a) "Like Hendrix without the guitar."
(b) "Bob Dylan with a pen."
(c) "The Keith Richards of journalism."
(d) "Rock-n-roll emissary."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "August," what does Thompson remember from a previous campaign?

2. In the author's discussion of the ethos of American politics, what is perception?

3. What plane does Thompson decide better fits his personality in "November Continued?"

4. According to the author, in what ways can deceit be considered relatively harmless?

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

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