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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. "Dark Interlude" reveals what illness that Eagleton suffers from?
(a) Depression.
(b) Hallucinations.
(c) Bipolar disorder.
(d) Epilepsy.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Thompson describe the Washington D.C. journalists in "January?"

3. What writer's problem does Thompson discuss in "June"?

4. Besides alcohol, what drug does Thompson readily admit to using regularly?

5. What catches Thompson's attention at the primary in early May?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In the Introduction, how does Thompson explain his drug use?

4. What is significant about the rumored "ten thousand naked hippies?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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