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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Time Has Come," Thompson discussed a poll that said the majority of voters would vote for who in November?
(a) Michael Dukakis.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Jesse Jackson.
(d) Gary Hart.

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

3. Who did Thompson's friend bet on in his Superbowl bet, in "Trapped in Harding Park?"
(a) New England Patriots.
(b) Denver Broncos.
(c) New York Giants.
(d) Chicago Bears.

4. In "The New Dumb," Thompson concluded that the Democratic Party had learned nothing since which election?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1978.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1972.

5. In "The South African Problem," Thompson suggested that Reagan was planning on doing what?
(a) Waging war on Iraq.
(b) Waging war on Northern Ireland.
(c) Waging war on South Africa.
(d) Taking in Afrikaner refugees.

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

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

8. 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) 4 years.
(b) A generation.
(c) 8 years.
(d) 12 years.

9. Who did Thompson remind that Oliver North supplied the Iranians with arms in "It was You, Charlie?"
(a) Crazy Bob.
(b) Richard.
(c) Skinner.
(d) Marie.

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

11. What made Thompson particularly angry with the school system, in "Expelled from the System?"
(a) Teen pregnancy.
(b) Advancement tests.
(c) No Child Left Behind.
(d) Urine tests.

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

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

14. Who did a leak say was not really in the hospital, in "The Gizzard of Darkness?"
(a) Andrew Casey.
(b) William Casey.
(c) Ed Meese.
(d) William Johnson.

15. 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) Iran-Contra scandal.
(d) Chirnobyl disaster.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Other George Bush," Skinner asserted that George Bush is smarter than whom?

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

3. Thompson wrote that no press secretary had truly been good since either Pierre Salinger under Kennedy or who at the beginning of Reagan's first term?

4. What did Thompson compare the Iran-Contra scandal to, in "Gone with the Wind?"

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

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