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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Thompson assert had been dysfunctional for many years, in "Dance of the Seven Dwarfs?"
(a) The Congress.
(b) The United States.
(c) The Democratic Party.
(d) The Republican Party.

2. How many days did the dynamite-laden vehicle sit in Thompson's yard before a neighbor blew it up, in "Orgy of the Dead?"
(a) 4 days.
(b) 1 week.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 2 days.

3. What happened to Reagan's veto on sanctions in South Africa, in "Loose Cannon on the Deck?"
(a) It is overruled.
(b) It is enacted.
(c) It is rejected.
(d) It is dead in the water.

4. What did Thompson and his friend do after the Super Bowl, in "Trapped in Harding Park?"
(a) Play pool.
(b) Arm wrestle.
(c) Play golf.
(d) Play music.

5. Who did Thompson discover was behind the breaking of the Gary Hart scandal in "The Time of the Geek?"
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Joe Tydings.
(d) Edward Walton.

6. Who was Ronald Reagan meeting with in "Loose Cannon on the Deck?"
(a) The French President.
(b) The Polish President.
(c) The Chinese Dictator.
(d) Gorbachev.

7. What did Thompson attempt to blow up, in "Orgy of the Dead?"
(a) A Jeep.
(b) A Corvette.
(c) A truck.
(d) A motorcycle.

8. Who was the head of the CIA during the time the book was written?
(a) Wiliam Meese.
(b) Andrew Casey.
(c) William Casey.
(d) Ed Meese.

9. Thompson wrote that if Oliver North wanted to avoid prison, he would have to indict who in "Ollie's Choice?"
(a) Meese or Anders.
(b) Reagan or Meese.
(c) Bush or Reagan.
(d) Meese or Bush.

10. What Democratic Senator did Thompson attack in "The Losers' Club?"
(a) Gary Hart.
(b) Jesse Jackson.
(c) Joe Biden.
(d) Terry Sanford.

11. Who found Thompson, in "Trapped in Harding Park?"
(a) Skinner.
(b) Jack Parker.
(c) Anderson.
(d) Ralph.

12. In "The Garden of Agony," Thompson analyzed the role of what in politics?
(a) Fame.
(b) Money.
(c) Charisma.
(d) Religion.

13. After looking at the statistics in "A Wild and Crazy Guy," Thompson concluded that the Republicans would hold the White House for how long?
(a) A generation.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 8 years.
(d) 12 years.

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

15. Who was forced to relocate PLO headquarters from Tunis, in "Let the Good Times Roll?"
(a) Yassir Arafat.
(b) Eugene Hasenfus.
(c) Gorbachev.
(d) Vladimir Putin.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Trickle-Down Theory," Thompson suggested there was a strong possibility Reagan would what?

2. What was the home state of President Richard Nixon?

3. Whose presidential campaign was caught up in a fund-raising scandal, in "The Loved Ones?"

4. Who was the Secretary of State who was running for President in 1988?

5. In "The South African Problem," Thompson suggested that Reagan was planning on doing what?

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