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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 revelation does Thompson make to the readers about his intoxication on the airplane?
(a) The other journalists are only pretending to be stoned.
(b) The other journalists are similarly high.
(c) The liquor on the plane is superior to his own.
(d) The atmospheric change sobers him up.

2. In Thompson's own words, what does he initially admit to believing about Mankiewicz?
(a) Mankiewicz is a pansy.
(b) Mankiewicz is justified in his actions against the author.
(c) Mankiewicz is a coward.
(d) Mankiewicz is a gentleman.

3. According to the author, which readers does he expect will understand his decision to defuse the situation with Mankiewicz?
(a) People who have a background in fighting.
(b) Military.
(c) Writers.
(d) Peaceful protestors.

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

5. When Thompson refers to "the American Dream," what class does he posit has the most at stake in believing in that ideal?
(a) The illegal immigrants.
(b) The middle class.
(c) The lower class.
(d) The upper class.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Fill in the blanks: According to Thompson, American politics have changed from being based on "charisma" to "_______ and ________."

5. In "August," what does Thompson remember from a previous campaign?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are Thompson's feelings about Nixon?

5. Why does the public find Mankowiecz so unsettling?

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

7. In "November Concluded," what stories did Thompson tell about one of the female journalists?

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

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

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

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