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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the Filipino president discussed in "Memo from the War Room?"
(a) Andre Ferdinando.
(b) Tonton Macoute.
(c) Baby Doc Duvalier.
(d) Ferdinand Marcos.

2. In "The Worst People in the World," Thompson claimed to be applying for what?
(a) The Oscar Award.
(b) The "Journalist Abroad" program.
(c) The Nobel Peace Prize.
(d) The "Journalist in Space" program.

3. In "The Doctor Will See You Now," Thompson received a letter from whom?
(a) Skinner.
(b) Richard Nixon.
(c) CBS News.
(d) Ralph Steadman.

4. Who was the "plunderer" in "Salvage is Not Looting?"
(a) Crazy Bob.
(b) Brady.
(c) Crazy Mean Brian.
(d) Elgin.

5. Who did Thompson conclude was the obvious front runner in the primaries in "Off with Their Heads?"
(a) Joe Biden.
(b) Gary Hart.
(c) Michael Dukakis.
(d) George Bush.

6. Who first went to look at the motorcycle for sale, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"
(a) Crazy Bob.
(b) Cliff.
(c) Skinner.
(d) Cromwell.

7. Cromwell offered to race his what against the motorcycle, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"
(a) Chrysler.
(b) Jeep.
(c) Corvette.
(d) Camaro.

8. What major news network tried to interview Thompson but was turned away in "Bad Nerves in Fat City?"
(a) CBS News.
(b) FOX News.
(c) NBC News.
(d) ABC News.

9. Thompson claimed, in "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat," that the most successful dog fighters make up to how much money in a night?
(a) $20,000.
(b) $40,000.
(c) $15,000.
(d) $10,000.

10. Where did Thompson travel in "The Gonzo Salvage Co.?"
(a) San Francisco.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) New York.
(d) Miami.

11. Who did Thompson say would be elected in 1988, at his lecture in "The Beast with Three Backs?"
(a) George Bush.
(b) Gary Hart.
(c) Frank Zappa.
(d) Richard Nixon.

12. Where did Thompson live during the writing of Generation of Swine?
(a) Woody Creek, CO.
(b) Seattle, WA.
(c) Denver, CO.
(d) San Francisco, CA.

13. Where was Thompson trying to go in "Last Train from Chicago?"
(a) Montreal.
(b) Florida.
(c) California.
(d) New York.

14. Where was Thompson going to lecture in "The Beast with Three Backs?"
(a) Quebec.
(b) Montreal.
(c) Sacramento.
(d) New York.

15. Where did "Saturday Night in the City" take place?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) New York.
(d) Denver.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Thompson make a bet with, in "Midnight in the Desert?"

2. Who butchered an ox with Reagan's face on it, in "Ox Butchered in Tripoli?"

3. What did Thompson receive in "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll?"

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

5. Thompson criticized Reagan's what, in "Welcome to the Tunnel?"

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