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. What Democratic Senator did Thompson attack in "The Losers' Club?"
(a) Jesse Jackson.
(b) Terry Sanford.
(c) Joe Biden.
(d) Gary Hart.

2. A major scandal at what U.S. Embassy took place in "The Losers' Club?"
(a) Stockholm.
(b) Mexico City.
(c) New York.
(d) Moscow.

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

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

5. The weapons supplied to the Iranian regime killed hundreds of marines where?
(a) Lebanon.
(b) Israel.
(c) France.
(d) Somalia.

6. Who was the House of Representatives Counsel in the Oliver North hearings?
(a) Michael Edwards.
(b) Mark Allen Alexander.
(c) John Nields.
(d) William. Hoff.

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

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

9. What did Thompson compare the Iran-Contra scandal to, in "Gone with the Wind?"
(a) Clanson Sink.
(b) Carson Sink.
(c) Chernobyl.
(d) Donhay Disaster.

10. Thompson discussed the large number of what in America, in "Four More Years?"
(a) Schizophrenics.
(b) Women.
(c) Millionaires.
(d) Homeless.

11. Senator Warren Rudman was a senator from where?
(a) Maine.
(b) Nebraska.
(c) New Hampshire.
(d) Minnesota.

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

13. "Crazy Patrick and Big Al" refered to Patrick Buchanan and who?
(a) Alexander Haig.
(b) Alexander Williams.
(c) Al Gore.
(d) Alex Beck.

14. In "The End of an Era," Thompson asserted that all of the smart people had already done what?
(a) Left the Bush administration.
(b) Left the Carter administration.
(c) Left Reagan's administration.
(d) Killed themselves.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Worm Turns," Thompson wrote that the Reagan Administration looked weak because of the cancellation of a summit with who?

2. Who found Thompson, in "Trapped in Harding Park?"

3. In "Caligula and the 7 Dwarfs," Thompson compared the implosion of Gary Hart's political career to what?

4. Who did a leak say was not really in the hospital, in "The Gizzard of Darkness?"

5. What happened to Reagan's veto on sanctions in South Africa, in "Loose Cannon on the Deck?"

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