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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. How many aircraft are generally used on the campaign trail?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

2. In the author's discussion of the ethos of American politics, what is perception?
(a) The way a person tries to behave.
(b) The way a person appears to be.
(c) The way a person will emulate another.
(d) The way a person actually is.

3. In "November," what begins to plague the author?
(a) Seizures.
(b) Irregular heartbeats.
(c) Tingling in his limbs.
(d) Headaches.

4. In general, who flies on Thompson's preferred plane?
(a) Press.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Reserve personnel.
(d) Constituents.

5. Who is Ron Ziegler?
(a) Nixon's vice-president.
(b) Nixon's speech writer.
(c) Nixon's secretary of state.
(d) Nixon's personal PR representative.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, which readers does he expect will understand his decision to defuse the situation with Mankiewicz?

2. What did Eagleton refuse to disclose to the public and to his own party?

3. In the author's estimation, how is the public beginning to view Nixon?

4. What does Thompson explain as being the result of an intense situation in regards to the reserve personnel during a campaign?

5. During the campaign Thomas reminisces about in "August," what did the police use to control the crowd?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some ways the author and his colleagues pass time on the airplane?

2. How does Thompson describe the drug use among the other journalists?

3. What are Thompson's feelings about Nixon?

4. What are Thompson's opinions on what Americans want from their leaders?

5. How does Thompson describe the varying roles of and attitudes toward professional speech writers?

6. In "August," why does Thompson discuss a demonstration he witnessed during a previous campaign?

7. How is Thompson's honesty a trademark of his writing?

8. Describe the confrontation between Mankiewicz and Thompson.

9. Why did Ron Ziegler become Nixon's PR man?

10. In what ways is Thompson introducing new readers to the world of politics?

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