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 "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 less evil.
(c) Far more dangerous.
(d) Far more evil.

2. Whose testimony was described, in "Blame It on Dead Bill?"
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Oliver North.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Ed Meese.

3. What Democratic Senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee was a presidential nominee?
(a) Joe Biden.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Jesse Jackson.
(d) Michael Dukakis.

4. Whose presidential campaign was caught up in a fund-raising scandal, in "The Loved Ones?"
(a) Alexander Haig.
(b) Joe Biden.
(c) Gary Hart.
(d) George Bush.

5. In "Fat Men on Horseback," Thompson marveled at how fast the political landscape had changed in what amount of time?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 4 months.
(c) 1 months.
(d) 3 months.

6. 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.

7. What did Thompson kill, in "A Death in the Family?"
(a) A goose.
(b) A chicken.
(c) A fox.
(d) A deer.

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

9. Who claimed his wife was dying in "Doomed Love in the Rockies?"
(a) Mark.
(b) Shanti.
(c) Roger.
(d) Tex.

10. Who was the only person Thompson saw who could have benefited from the Iran-Contra scandal?
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Oliver North.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Ed Meese.

11. 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) Jesse Jackson.
(d) Patrick Buchanan.

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

13. Where did Thompson go, in "White Trash with Money?"
(a) Phoenix.
(b) Fort Lauderdale.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Washington D.C.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The End of an Era," Thompson asserted that all of the smart people had already done what?

2. Who did Thompson believe clearly won the Democratic presidential nomination debate?

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

4. Who was Nixon's Chief of Domestic Affairs?

5. Who was Ronald Reagan meeting with in "Loose Cannon on the Deck?"

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