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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The friend who called Thompson in "Showdown in the Pig Palace" was what profession?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Politician.
(c) Political strategist.
(d) News anchor.

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

3. Thompson was critical of the government's spending on what, in "Welcome to the Tunnel?"
(a) Wars.
(b) Social reform.
(c) Wall Street.
(d) Prison.

4. "Dealing with Pigs" was Thompson's reaction to what?
(a) The Cold War.
(b) The Meese Report.
(c) The Reagan Report.
(d) The Stewart Report.

5. Who came to visit Thompson in "They All Drowned?"
(a) Ralph Steadman.
(b) Frank Mankiewicz.
(c) Skinner.
(d) Marie.

6. Thompson argues that for years the Chinese government had tried to eliminate what but failed, in "Down to a Sunless Sea?"
(a) Heroin.
(b) Morphine.
(c) Opium.
(d) Marijuana.

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

8. In "Deported to Malaysia," Thompson received a call from his attorney, who was attempting to save a ____ man from killing himself at a bar near the golf course.
(a) Chinese.
(b) Israeli.
(c) Canadian.
(d) Mexican.

9. Who was being sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in "Strictly Business?"
(a) Andrew Sweitzer.
(b) Ed Meese.
(c) William Rehnquist.
(d) William Everett.

10. What event did Thompson attend, in "A Clean, Ill-Lighted Place?"
(a) Emmy Awards.
(b) Oscar Awards.
(c) Erotic Film Awards.
(d) Tony Awards.

11. In "Four More Games," what sport was Thompson betting on?
(a) Golf.
(b) Football.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Hockey.

12. Which team was playing the Boston Celtics in "Four More Games?"
(a) New Jersey Nets.
(b) Dallas Cowboys.
(c) Seattle Mariners.
(d) Houston Rockets.

13. What Haitian dictator had fallen, in "Kill Them Before They Eat?"
(a) Baby Dontiole.
(b) Doc Dontiole.
(c) Pierre Beaudrioux.
(d) Baby Doc Duvalier.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Cromwell offered to race his what against the motorcycle, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"

2. What did Thompson write are always available in hotel rooms, in his Introduction?

3. Who did Thompson tell the swingers would put them in jail, in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"

4. Who did Thompson hope would send him to South Africa in "The Worst People in the World?"

5. Boca Chica was the most popular bar where?

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