Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "November," what begins to plague the author?

2. According to Thompson, what is the death knell for the campaign?

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

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

5. According to those who disapprove of professional speech writers, what is revealed when politicians use these writers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss these governmental and political concepts Thompson writes about in the following format:

Part 1) The voting demographic.

Part 2) The pendulum swing of politics.

Part 3) The frequent meet-and-greets with the constituents.

Part 4) Honesty and dishonesty.

Part 5) Speech writers.

Part 6) Pitching for votes.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

How does Hunter S. Thompson contribute to the downfall of Edmund Muskie? Why does Thompson particularly dislike this candidate? How is his reporting on the "rumor" of Muskie's addiction to Ibogaine indicative not only of gonzo journalism, but of other journalists' desire for any salacious or scandalous rumors to report on? How does this contribute to the ever-volatile relationship between politicians and journalists?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the difficulties faced by the Democratic party in this campaign in the following format:

Part 1) Vietnam War.

Part 2) John F. and Robert Kennedy.

Part 3) Eagleton's mental health history and resignation.

Part 4) Nixon's inner circle of people.

Part 5) The lack of unity amongst the candidates.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

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