Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 224-253.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Gary Hart scandal distracted the press from what?
(a) Iran-Contra scandal.
(b) War in Iraq.
(c) Watergate.
(d) The Cold War.

2. What did Thompson's friend ask him to do, in "Slow Day at the Airport?"
(a) Arrest someone.
(b) Kill someone.
(c) Fly the plane.
(d) Hold a bag.

3. Where did Thompson wish the Filipino president would be sent, in "Memo from the War Room?"
(a) Northern Ireland.
(b) Elba Island.
(c) Vesco Island.
(d) Australia.

4. What was the Captain's name in "Salvage is Not Looting?"
(a) Elgin.
(b) Brady.
(c) Adam.
(d) Crazy Bob.

5. Thompson believed that who has a chance at the presidential election in "Caligula and the 7 Dwarfs?"
(a) Dukakis.
(b) Bush.
(c) Reagan.
(d) Biden.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Lester Maddox Lives," the Supreme Court refused to overturn which anti-sodomy law?

2. Where was Thompson trying to go in "Last Train from Chicago?"

3. What event did Thompson attend, in "A Clean, Ill-Lighted Place?"

4. In "The Scum of the Earth," Thompson detailed a feud between Jerry Falwell, Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson and who?

5. Who did Thompson make a phone call to, in "The Death Ship?"

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