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

2. According to the subheading of "November," where is Thompson stoned?
(a) The Zoo Plane.
(b) A Press conference.
(c) A Hotel.
(d) A football game.

3. According to Thompson, what concept really controls the voting and polls in politics?
(a) The intensity a politician will bring to a speech.
(b) How well the politicians can speak.
(c) Perception of the candidate.
(d) The stance on the Vietnam War.

4. What plane does Thompson decide better fits his personality in "November Continued?"
(a) Zoo Plane.
(b) Kingsport One.
(c) Air Force Three.
(d) Dakota Queen II.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the flight in "November," to whom is Thompson referring when he discusses "rebellion amongst the docile"?

2. What does Thompson allude to having happened with the female reporter who indulged in both marijuana and alcohol?

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

4. In "November Continued," who is barred from flying with Thompson and the others on their plane?

5. What does the author believe occurs within Nixon's organization that helps to account for Nixon's success?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the public find Mankowiecz so unsettling?

2. What are Thompson's feelings about Nixon's circle of people?

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

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

5. What are Thompson's feelings about Nixon?

6. How does Eagleton affect McGovern's campaign run?

7. Why is Thompson in such a dark mood in "October?"

8. What does Thompson believe about the middle-class?

9. What does Thompson mean when he says American politics are based on "perception and reality?"

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

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