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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. While traveling on airplanes, what does the author break?
(a) Typewriters.
(b) Glasses.
(c) The passenger rules.
(d) Seats.

2. How does Thompson describe the unity sought by the journalists who indulged in some of the more raucous behaviors?
(a) "Gonzo journalism."
(b) "A pathetic attempt to unify us as one."
(c) "Rock-n-roll lifestyle compressed to a typewriter."
(d) "Rock-n-roll journey politick."

3. According to Thompson, what unprecedented occurrence happens in October of 1972?
(a) The Democrats turned their back on McGovern.
(b) The Republicans and Democrats began to work together.
(c) The hippies began to support Nixon.
(d) Nixon became incredibly popular with the public.

4. What is Thompson unable to explain about his preferred candidate in "October?"
(a) McGovern's inability to make a firm decision.
(b) McGovern's lack of success in the polls.
(c) McGovern's lack of public speaking skills.
(d) McGovern's shady past.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "September," who does Thompson believe would have supported McGovern?

2. How does Thompson describe the "yin" of the Yin/Yang?

3. Who is the author of the poem at the end of "November Concluded?"

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What are Thompson's opinions on what Americans want from their leaders?

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

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

8. Describe the activities of election day.

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

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

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