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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 is significant about the residents of the retirement home the candidates visit in "May?"
(a) They are all connected to powerful families in Washington, D.C.
(b) They are all women.
(c) They are of all different ethnicities.
(d) They are wealthy.

2. What incident (with which he had no involvement) harms Thompson's reputation as a professional?
(a) A drug bust.
(b) A motorcycle accident.
(c) Ten thousand naked hippies showing up to protest Nixon.
(d) The drunken, belligerent behavior of the person who stole his ID.

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

4. In "January," whose vote is discussed alongside the generational voting habits?
(a) Asian.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) African Americans.
(d) European immigrants.

5. What is one of the reasons Thompson is so famous?
(a) He has a rebellious image, though everyone tolerates him.
(b) Thompson single-handedly calls out an entire governmental branch on their corruption.
(c) Thompson marries into a famous family.
(d) Thompson wins the Pulitzer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do politicians tend to view journalists, according to Thompson?

2. Why is Thompson concerned about his toenails?

3. In "May," according to research, which way does Thompson say is the best and probably only way to win the campaign?

4. Although Kennedy would not be likely to win the state of Georgia, what key city could he almost definitely win?

5. In "June," what is significant about drug use among the journalists?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the early days of the campaign trail, how does Thompson's demeanor and attire compare to the other journalists?

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

3. Describe the relationship between journalists and politicians.

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

5. Why do the consultants on the campaign think they need to involve Ted Kennedy?

6. What is significant about Eagleton's hiding his battles with depression?

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

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

9. What does Thompson say about his toenails, and why is it important?

10. Why does Thompson encounter difficulty in becoming an official member of the press for the federal government?

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