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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 does Thompson suggest would have helped McGovern push ahead in the polls during September 1972?
(a) A better speechwriter.
(b) A one-on-one interview with Thompson.
(c) A stronger stance on drug policies.
(d) No speechwriters.

2. What does Thompson allude to having happened with the female reporter who indulged in both marijuana and alcohol?
(a) She slept with the pilot mid-flight.
(b) She would partake in cocaine with Thompson.
(c) She would pass out in the aisle.
(d) She would proposition Thompson.

3. What did Eagleton refuse to disclose to the public and to his own party?
(a) His military records.
(b) Mental health records.
(c) His police records.
(d) His marriage license.

4. What does Thompson explain as being the result of an intense situation in regards to the reserve personnel during a campaign?
(a) The people grow touchier.
(b) The people act out.
(c) The people begin to rebel against their tight schedule.
(d) The people isolate themselves.

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 lower class.
(b) The upper class.
(c) The illegal immigrants.
(d) The middle class.

Short Answer Questions

1. What strikes Thompson the most about Mankiewicz's recent, violent tendencies?

2. How did the passengers of Thompson's plane react to others trying to join them on their flight?

3. Whom did Bobby Kennedy refer to as "the most decent man in the Senate?"

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

5. In Thompson's account of the airplane arrangements, how do several people view being forced onto the Dakota Queen II?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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