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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. According to Thompson, what is the death knell for the campaign?
(a) McGovern's sudden shift to support the continuance of Vietnam.
(b) McGovern's distrust of Eagleton.
(c) Nixon's foreign policies.
(d) McGovern's public statement about Eagleton.

2. What does the author believe occurs within Nixon's organization that helps to account for Nixon's success?
(a) "Shady moves worthy of the Mafia."
(b) "Manipulative, snakey motions."
(c) "Nazi-moves."
(d) "Monstrous decisions."

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

4. Why did Nixon employ Ziegler?
(a) Nixon needed a man with military experience.
(b) Nixon needed a more liberal counterpart.
(c) Nixon antagonized the press too much.
(d) Nixon is a terrible public speaker.

5. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"
(a) An outline for a new book.
(b) The form of an interview with himself and Ed.
(c) A timeline of events.
(d) An index for the rest of the book.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Thompson, what sort of person is considered to be more of the "yang" in the Yin/Yang?

2. After Thompson's encounter with Mankiewicz, how does the author's friend recommend they defuse the situation?

3. What is Thompson unable to explain about his preferred candidate in "October?"

4. Why is McGovern not able to recover from Eagleton's omissions and lies?

5. According to the subheading of "November," where is Thompson stoned?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. During the demonstration of a previous campaign, what did Thompson realize about the police officers on the scene?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the activities of election day.

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

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