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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. What was the name of the Filipino president discussed in "Memo from the War Room?"
(a) Baby Doc Duvalier.
(b) Andre Ferdinando.
(c) Tonton Macoute.
(d) Ferdinand Marcos.

2. Cromwell offered to race his what against the motorcycle, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"
(a) Jeep.
(b) Camaro.
(c) Chrysler.
(d) Corvette.

3. "The Pro-Flogging View" was a response to a letter from whom?
(a) Ralph Steadman.
(b) Sarah Stephens.
(c) James Kirkpatrick.
(d) Ed Meese.

4. "They Called Him Deep Throat" was split between a discussion of televangelist Pat Robertson and what Watergate conspirator?
(a) Ralph Steadman.
(b) G. Gordon Liddy.
(c) Ed Meese.
(d) Richard Nixon.

5. Who did Thompson tell the swingers would put them in jail, in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"
(a) The CIA.
(b) Ronald Reagan.
(c) Hunter S. Thompson.
(d) Ed Meese.

Short Answer Questions

1. What movie did Thompson attend in "A Generation of Swine?"

2. In "Four More Games," what sport was Thompson betting on?

3. Who killed all of Skinner's contacts in "Four Million Thugs?"

4. Which politician was caught having extramarital affairs in the 1988 election?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Thompson's salvage business. Who were his compatriots?

3. How did Thompson compare the Chinese government's drug wars to the U.S. government's?

4. What did Thompson write about Imelda Marcos in "Just Another Terrorist"?

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

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

7. How did Thompson explain the Khadafy situation in "The American Century"?

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

9. Who was Thompson's attorney trying to save in "Deported to Malaysia"? What did Thompson do?

10. How is Gary Hart introduced in "Gary Hart Talks Politics"? What wasThompson's opinion of Hart?

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