Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Trickle-Down Theory," Thompson suggested there was a strong possibility Reagan would what?
(a) Resign.
(b) Be assassinated.
(c) Be impeached.
(d) Have a heart attack.

2. What was the chapter title "A Wild and Crazy Guy" in reference to?
(a) A Beatles song.
(b) I Love Lucy.
(c) Saturday Night Live.
(d) A John Denver song.

3. Whose testimony did Thompson analyze, in "Cowboys at Sea?"
(a) George Bush.
(b) George Schultz.
(c) Oliver North.
(d) Ed Meese.

4. In "The Other George Bush," Skinner asserted that George Bush is smarter than whom?
(a) Andrew Walker.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Einstein.

5. In "The Trickle-Down Theory," Thompson considered that acid rain and what would be the legacy of the Reagan Administration?
(a) Cancer.
(b) AIDS.
(c) Depression.
(d) Recession.

6. What was the home state of President Richard Nixon?
(a) Arizona.
(b) Washington.
(c) California.
(d) Maine.

7. In "Wooing the Degenerate Vote," Thompson predicted that who would make a comeback and win the 1988 election?
(a) Jimmy Carter.
(b) Richard Nixon.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

8. Who was Reagan's new Supreme Court nominee in "Here Come de Judge?"
(a) Robert Bork.
(b) Richard Ensler.
(c) Andrew McWarren.
(d) James Wilson.

9. What obscure musician did Skinner claim George Bush is a fan of, in "The Other George Bush?"
(a) Bjork.
(b) The Beatles.
(c) Tom Waits.
(d) Leonard Cohen.

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

11. Michael Dukakis was the governor of what state during the 1988 elections?
(a) Arizona.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) New Mexico.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What National Security Adviser attempted suicide in "Gone with the Wind?"

2. Who was likely to go on trial, in "The American Dream?"

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

4. Thompson believed who would be forced to retire, in "The Year of the Pig?"

5. What US Senator did Thompson hold as a fore-runner in the Republican primaries, in "Crazy Patrick and Big Al?"

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