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

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

3. What two archetypes does Thompson use to further his comparison of two of the candidates to the Yin/Yang?
(a) The thief and the murderer.
(b) The lion and the lamb.
(c) The prince and the pauper.
(d) The brute and the liar.

4. In general, who flies on Thompson's preferred plane?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Press.
(c) Constituents.
(d) Reserve personnel.

5. During the campaign Thomas reminisces about in "August," what did the police use to control the crowd?
(a) Nightsticks.
(b) Riot shields.
(c) Noxious gasses.
(d) Guns.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe Americans want and need?

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

3. How does Thompson chronicle "November Concluded?"

4. Why is Thompson in his present mood in "October?"

5. In the author's estimation, how is the public beginning to view Nixon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the confrontation between Mankiewicz and Thompson.

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

7. What are some of the behaviors exhibited by the journalists on the Zoo Plane?

8. Describe the activities of election day.

9. How does Thompson explain McGovern's lack of success?

10. How did passengers on the Zoo plane keep the politicians from boarding?

(see the answer keys)

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