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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the bartender wearing at the bar outside Las Vegas where Thompson has stopped at the end of Part 1?
(a) Blue jeans and sweat shirt.
(b) A hippie dress.
(c) Shorts and halter top.
(d) A muu muu and overalls.

2. Why was a pharmacy owner arrested, according to a newspaper Thompson reads while waiting for his car in Chapter 1, Chapter 9?
(a) For private insurance fraud.
(b) For watering down prescriptions.
(c) For charging Medicare the wrong price.
(d) For having 100,000 pills missing.

3. What kind of vehicle is provided for the journalists in Part 1, Chapter 5?
(a) A land cruiser.
(b) A minivan.
(c) Two motorcycles.
(d) A Ford Bronco.

4. How does Thompson think he might find out who won the Mint 400?
(a) Looking at the videos he took.
(b) Reading the L.A. Times.
(c) Getting the local Las Vegas paper.
(d) Calling his photographer.

5. Why does the attorney pull the car off the road in Part 1, Chapter 3?
(a) He wants something to eat.
(b) He is getting sleepy.
(c) He pretends the car is broken.
(d) He is pretending to have a heart attack.

6. How does Thompson fend off the lawyer in their hotel room in Part 1, Chapter 7?
(a) With a bed quilt.
(b) With the desk chair.
(c) With a can of mace.
(d) With his suitcase.

7. What does Thompson have in his hand as he waits for the police officer to come to his car in Part 1, Chapter 12?
(a) A press pass.
(b) His license.
(c) A beer.
(d) An I.D. that says he is a doctor.

8. Who does Thompson say he sees in Baker?
(a) The hitchhiker they had picked up on the way to Las Vegas.
(b) One of the winners of the Mint 400.
(c) The F.B.I.
(d) His lawyer.

9. What does Thompson say one should do if he is speeding and a police car turns on its lights behind you?
(a) Speed up.
(b) Stop suddenly.
(c) Slow down.
(d) Pull into the median.

10. What does Thompson see in the carpet at the first hotel bar in Las Vegas?
(a) His mother's face.
(b) Blood.
(c) Roaches.
(d) Pictures of Armageddon.

11. Why was Muhammad Ali sentenced, according to a newspaper Thompson reads while waiting for his car in Chapter 1, Chapter 9?
(a) For hitting a man on the street.
(b) For cheating in the ring.
(c) For refusing to obey the draft.
(d) For beating his wife.

12. What does Thompson tell his lawyer is the reason his lawyer should not come to the Flamingo?
(a) The Flamingo's rooms are too small.
(b) Thompson is not going to write anymore articles.
(c) He has left Las Vegas.
(d) Foreigners are not welcome there.

13. Who brings a pink telephone to Thompson in Part 1?
(a) His girlfriend.
(b) A clown.
(c) A dwarf.
(d) His sister.

14. What does Thompson think is the way Lacerda returned to L.A.?
(a) Drove a rental car.
(b) Took the train.
(c) Greyhound bus.
(d) Airplane.

15. What does Thompson tell his lawyer they must do before dark in Part 1, Chapter 4?
(a) Call his house.
(b) Find a burlesque show.
(c) Try to earn some money at blackjack.
(d) Go to the Mint 400 racetrack.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in the car Thompson has in Part 1, Chapter 9?

2. Where do the journalists go after the race begins?

3. What does Thompson do to keep the hitchhiker from getting suspicious as to the men’s condition in Part 1?

4. What did Thompson decide to do after talking with the individual he gave as an example of long term drug use?

5. Why is the lawyer upset at the photographer sent for Thompson?

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