Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, in Part II, Chapter 9, claims the manuscript has become indecipherable?

2. By what name does the narrator go?

3. What bothers Thompson about the obese husband and wife at the conference in Part II?

4. Why was the person in jail , according to the newspaper article Thompson read in the pharmacy parking lot?

5. Over what do Thompson and the attorney haggle with the waitress in Part II, Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened in Aspen when Bruce was singing there one time?

2. What happens between Thompson and the attorney and the waitress at the diner in Part II, Chapter 8?

3. What happens with the Hotel Flamingo maid in Part II, Chapter 11 when she comes into the suite when Thompson and the attorney are there?

4. What changes in the narration in Part II, Chapter 9?

5. What happens when Thompson is checking into the Hotel Flamingo in Part II, Chapter 2?

6. Why does Thompson stop east of Baker and what does he get at a pharmacy?

7. How does Thompson feel when he returns to their destroyed suite at the Hotel Flamingo in Part II, Chapter 11?

8. Why does Bruce Innes call Thompson, and what does Thompson do after he talks to Bruce? What is the outcome of the situation?

9. What does the waitress at the taco stand in Part II, Chapter 9 believe when Thompson and the attorney tell her they are looking for the American Dream, and what does the cook say to them?

10. What does Thompson read in the pharmacy parking lot?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action-driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

What do you think it means to say that a plot is character-driven or action-driven? Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why? Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character are developed to the same degree? Why or why not? What type of plot do you think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

Fully explain why you think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Where is fear seen in the book? Is anything loathed by the main individuals? Why might loathing be a word in the title?

Essay Topic 3

People are an integral and important part of almost all literature. Discuss the following:

Compare/contrast the personalities and beliefs of Thompson and the attorney. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Are they people with or without any redeeming qualities? Be specific and give examples.

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