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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. Besides the factory, where else do the candidates go to visit and meet with workers?
(a) An automotive shop.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A library.
(d) A slaughterhouse.

2. With which party in Florida does Rubin claim to be registered?
(a) Green Party.
(b) Independent.
(c) Democrat.
(d) Republican.

3. In "May," what complaint do Thompson and other journalists have on the campaign trail?
(a) Stifling hotel rooms.
(b) Poor travel accomodations.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Censorship.

4. According to Thompson, in "January," who beat Johnson in New Hampshire?
(a) The Wallace voters.
(b) The Muskie voters.
(c) The McCarthy voters.
(d) The Nixon voters.

5. What is unusual about Thompson's description of himself in the Introduction?
(a) It is extremely flattering.
(b) He is describing someone else.
(c) He says he refuses to describe himself, but actually does.
(d) It is not flattering.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what is Jerry Rubin known?

2. What is Hunter S. Thompson's occupation?

3. To what does Thompson compare an American campaign trail?

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

5. According to Thompson's anecdote, in "February & March," where does McCarthy go to gain favor with the working class?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the factory workers react to Senator McCarthy?

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

4. How do Thompson and the other journalists deal with their boredom in "May"?

5. In what way is Thompson's place in the journalistic world an exercise in class-mixing?

6. How does Thompson use his varied experiences as a writer to draw random connections about the journalists in "June?"

7. At the beginning of "July," how does Thompson analyze Wallace's ease as a successful politician?

8. In "February & March," why is the 1972 Democratic Nomination campaign particularly stressful?

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

10. How does Thompson discuss the progressively more open drug use amongst the journalists?

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