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. Thompson believed who would be forced to retire, in "The Year of the Pig?"
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Herbert Huncke.
(c) Henry Kissinger.
(d) Ed Meese.

2. What National Security Adviser attempted suicide in "Gone with the Wind?"
(a) Robert McFarlane.
(b) Alexander Haig.
(c) Ed Meese.
(d) James Carville.

3. Who won the 1987 Super Bowl?
(a) Washington Redskins.
(b) Chicago Bears.
(c) Denver Broncos.
(d) New York Giants.

4. Who ran against Nixon in the 46th presidential election?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) Hubert Humphrey.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Jimmy Carter.

5. 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) Bush or Reagan.
(c) Meese or Bush.
(d) Reagan or Meese.

6. 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 dangerous.
(b) Far less evil.
(c) Far more complex.
(d) Far more evil.

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

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

9. In "The Loved Ones," who was considered for a furlough that was ultimately denied because of a public outcry?
(a) Mark David Chapman.
(b) Jesse James.
(c) Ted Kazinski.
(d) John Hinckley.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Who was likely to go on trial, in "The American Dream?"
(a) Oliver North.
(b) Joe Biden.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who celebrated wildly after the Gary Hart scandal, according to Thompson, in "A Wild and Crazy Guy?"

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

3. A major scandal at what U.S. Embassy took place in "The Losers' Club?"

4. In "Cowboys at Sea," Thompson related the testimony in court to an attack of an oil tanker where?

5. "Crazy Patrick and Big Al" refered to Patrick Buchanan and who?

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