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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which team was playing the Boston Celtics in "Four More Games?"
(a) Seattle Mariners.
(b) Houston Rockets.
(c) New Jersey Nets.
(d) Dallas Cowboys.

2. Thompson believed that who had a lesser chance of winning the election because he encouraged the Saudi Arabian government to raise oil prices?
(a) Michael Dukakis.
(b) Gary Hart.
(c) Joe Biden.
(d) George Bush.

3. Who butchered an ox with Reagan's face on it, in "Ox Butchered in Tripoli?"
(a) Kazinsky.
(b) Marcos.
(c) Hussein.
(d) Khadafy.

4. "A Generation of Swine" begins with Thompson describing people's obsessions with doing what at home?
(a) Socializing.
(b) Testing their health.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Watching movies.

5. Where was Thompson trying to go in "Last Train from Chicago?"
(a) New York.
(b) California.
(c) Montreal.
(d) Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Last Train from Chicago," Thompson met a man who claimed to be friends with whom?

2. Where did Thompson wish the Filipino president would be sent, in "Memo from the War Room?"

3. Thompson argues that for years the Chinese government had tried to eliminate what but failed, in "Down to a Sunless Sea?"

4. What was the name of Thompson's girlfriend?

5. Where was Thompson at the beginning of "Strictly Business?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is discussed in the article, "The Hellfire Club"? What comparison did Thompson make?

2. What did Thompson receive in "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll"? What were his conclusions of it?

3. Who did Thompson encounter in "Strictly Business"? What interaction took place?

4. To whom did Hunter S. Thompson write in the end of the book? Why?

5. What were Thompson's predictions, in "The Trickle Down Theory"?

6. How is the article "They Called Him Deep Throat" structured? Why?

7. What was Thompson doing in "Nixon and the Whale Woman"? Why?

8. Why did Thompson encounter a psychic in "The Gizzard of Darkness"?

9. Describe Thompson's plans in "The Worst People in the World."

10. Why did Thompson speak with Lowell Harrelson and when?

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