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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason is Thompson given that attempts to diminish the importance of his employer?
(a) His editor is a known communist.
(b) He works for a music magazine.
(c) His magazine is the lowest-ranked in the country.
(d) His employer never served in Vietnam.

2. What is particularly colorful about the letter exchange in "July?"
(a) Thompson includes a few tabs of acid with the letters.
(b) Thompson reveals some secrets about Eagleton.
(c) Thompson reveals the sordid parties that happen with the journalists.
(d) Thompson manages to call his correspondant by several filthy names.

3. In Miami, who forces the Senator to keep his speech and interviews short?
(a) Frank Mankiwiecz.
(b) Peter Sheridan.
(c) George McGovern.
(d) Hunter S. Thompson.

4. During "January," what does Thompson say was inappropriate during the previous social setting?
(a) Whether to bring a date or not.
(b) The date of the event.
(c) The socialites who would be present.
(d) His clothing.

5. Despite, or perhaps, because of Thompson's own preferences, what in his writing identifies him as a trustworthy source of information and editorials?
(a) Objectivity.
(b) Clean living.
(c) Morality.
(d) Respect for everyone.

Short Answer Questions

1. After learning the mechanics of the campaign trail, how does Thompson find his travels?

2. In "April," which position does Thompson initially apply for?

3. According to his anecdotes in "January, February, into March," why is Thompson never be able to fit in with the upper classes?

4. What does Thompson posit as being the source of his toenail anxiety?

5. How does Thompson assist a group of people in "January, February, into March" who informed him of their collective hatred for politicians?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Thompson believe about Southern attitudes, particularly in regards to politicians?

2. How does Jerry Rubin tarnish Thompson's reputation?

3. Describe the relationship between journalists and politicians.

4. How does Thompson explain the journalistic term "pitch?"

5. Describe Thompson's initial relationships with the other writers.

6. What is significant about Hunter S. Thompson's description of himself?

7. What are some ways that Thompson organizes this book?

8. Where are some of the places the campaign visits in "May" and why?

9. Describe the different votes Thompson discusses in "January."

10. What are some characteristics of Thompson's writing?

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