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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the Secretary of State who was running for President in 1988?
(a) Alexander Haig.
(b) Glen Beck.
(c) Bob Dole.
(d) Al Gore.

2. In "The Scum of the Earth," Thompson detailed a feud between Jerry Falwell, Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson and who?
(a) James Williams.
(b) Jesse Jackson.
(c) Kieth Baker.
(d) Oral Roberts,

3. Who did Thompson believe clearly won the Democratic presidential nomination debate?
(a) Michael Dukakis.
(b) Art Garfunkel.
(c) Paul Simon.
(d) Joe Biden.

4. Who did Thompson make a phone call to, in "The Death Ship?"
(a) Lowell Harrelson.
(b) James Skawinski.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Alexander Williams.

5. In "Fat Men on Horseback," Thompson concluded that the main difference between Iran-Contra and Watergate was that Iran-Contra was what?
(a) Far more complex.
(b) Far more evil.
(c) Far less evil.
(d) Far more dangerous.

6. Who did Thompson believe would likely go to prison in Fort Leavenworth, in "The Lord and a Good Lawyer?"
(a) Oliver North.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Patrick Buchanan.
(d) Jesse Jackson.

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

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

9. In "Ronald Reagan is Doomed," Thompson wrote that people were already fleeing the Reagan Administration because of what?
(a) Watergate scandal.
(b) Chirnobyl disaster.
(c) Iran-Contra scandal.
(d) Gary Hart scandal.

10. Who was Richard Nixon's attorney during the Watergate scandal?
(a) Edward Walton.
(b) Herbert Kalmbach.
(c) John Erlichman.
(d) Michael Enderson.

11. Thompson believed that who has a chance at the presidential election in "Caligula and the 7 Dwarfs?"
(a) Reagan.
(b) Biden.
(c) Dukakis.
(d) Bush.

12. Who saw the scandals as a witch hunt against Ronald Reagan, in "God Bless Colonel North?"
(a) Ed Meese.
(b) Geoge Bush.
(c) Patrick Buchanan.
(d) Nancy Reagan.

13. 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) 2 days.
(b) 4 days.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 1 week.

14. In "Cowboys at Sea," Thompson related the testimony in court to an attack of an oil tanker where?
(a) Iraq.
(b) Kuwait.
(c) Iran.
(d) Afghanistan.

15. In "The End of an Era," Thompson laid most of the fault of Reagan's presidency at the feet of whom?
(a) Richard Haynes.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Ronald Reagan.
(d) Ed Meese.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the House of Representatives Counsel in the Oliver North hearings?

2. The weapons supplied to the Iranian regime killed hundreds of marines where?

3. What made Thompson particularly angry with the school system, in "Expelled from the System?"

4. Senator Daniel Inouye was a senator from where?

5. Who was the only person Thompson saw who could have benefited from the Iran-Contra scandal?

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