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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 40-71.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Thompson following in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"
(a) A lead on Nixon.
(b) A trout.
(c) A fox.
(d) A whale.

2. What did Thompson write are always available in hotel rooms, in his Introduction?
(a) Matches.
(b) Prostitutes.
(c) Ashtrays.
(d) Bibles.

3. What time did Thompson receive a phone call in "Showdown in the Pig Palace?"
(a) 5 a.m.
(b) 2 a.m.
(c) 3 a.m.
(d) 1 a.m.

4. Who did Thompson hope would go to South Africa with him, in "The Worst People in the World?"
(a) Vanessa Williams.
(b) Jennifer Lee.
(c) Teri Fischer.
(d) Farah Fawcett.

5. Where did Thompson go with Doug and Terrence in "The Beast with Three Backs?"
(a) A coffee shop.
(b) A gift shop.
(c) A strip club.
(d) A restaurant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which politician was caught having extramarital affairs in the 1988 election?

2. Who was trying to interview Thompson in "Bad Nerves in Fat City" when the interview was disrupted by an angry woman pounding on the hotel room door?

3. Where was Thompson in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"

4. "A Generation of Swine" begins with Thompson describing people's obsessions with doing what at home?

5. What was Thompson's girlfriend getting a tattoo of in "Saturday Night in the City"?

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