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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. "They Called Him Deep Throat" was split between a discussion of televangelist Pat Robertson and what Watergate conspirator?
(a) G. Gordon Liddy.
(b) Ed Meese.
(c) Ralph Steadman.
(d) Richard Nixon.

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

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

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

8. Boca Chica was the most popular bar where?
(a) Casablanca.
(b) Key West.
(c) New York.
(d) Miami.

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

10. Where was Thompson in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"
(a) North of San Francisco.
(b) In Los Angeles.
(c) In Oregon.
(d) East of San Francisco.

11. In "Last Train from Chicago," Thompson met a man who claimed to be friends with whom?
(a) President Reagan.
(b) James Adams.
(c) John Madden.
(d) Richard Nixon.

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

13. "The Hellfire Club" discussed the sexual scandals of the televangelists Jimmy Swaggart and who else?
(a) Gary Hart.
(b) Jimmy Carter.
(c) Billy Graham.
(d) Jim Bakker.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did Thompson refer to as an evil but inescapable business in "Full-time Scrambling?"

4. How did Thompson's friend catch trout, in "They All Drowned?"

5. In "The Hellfire Club," Thompson compared politicians' and evangelists' affairs to British men in what century?

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