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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 level of recognition is finally granted to Thompson during "September?"
(a) He is given an award for his campaign coverage.
(b) He is allowed to travel with the politicians themselves.
(c) He is finally made a member of the Presidential Press Corps.
(d) He is given an interview with McGovern.

2. What is particularly noteworthy of Thompson's writing style, in regards to the tales of his and his colleagues more indulgent behavior?
(a) Omission of details.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Disdain for drug addiction.
(d) Meticulous editing.

3. What happens between Mankiewicz and Thompson in "August?"
(a) Thompson crashes his motorcycle into Mankiewicz's car.
(b) Thompson buys the other man a drink.
(c) Thompson is assaulted by the other man.
(d) Mankiewicz reveals some campaign secrets to Thompson.

4. What is the name of the poem that ends "November Concluded?"
(a) "A Dream Deferred."
(b) "Be Angry at the Sun."
(c) "Howl."
(d) "Ballad of the Skeletons."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On the louder of the two planes in "November Continued," what does Thompson say is present?

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

3. According to the author, in what ways can deceit be considered relatively harmless?

4. How does Thompson allow his readers for the Rolling Stone to follow his journey into the political arena?

5. According to those who approve of professional speech writers, what purpose do the writers serve for the politicians?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Thompson the "rock-n-roll emissary" for politics?

3. Why do Thompson and his friend decide to resolve the Mankiewicz situation by leaving?

4. How does Thompson describe the passengers of Dakota Queen II?

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

6. Why does the public find Mankowiecz so unsettling?

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

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

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

10. Why does the book turn into a series of dialogues and monologues after Chapter 11?

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