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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 did Thompson write would eventually cover all of Utah, in "They All Drowned?"
(a) A glacier.
(b) The Mississippi River.
(c) Great Salt Lake.
(d) The Pacific Ocean.

2. What new Dallas Cowboys' quarterback did Thompson bet on, in "Midnight in the Desert?"
(a) Norman Waler.
(b) Herschel Walker.
(c) Jason Anderson.
(d) Andrew Walker.

3. Where did "Saturday Night in the City" take place?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Denver.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) New York.

4. In "The Worst People in the World," Thompson claimed to be applying for what?
(a) The "Journalist in Space" program.
(b) The Nobel Peace Prize.
(c) The "Journalist Abroad" program.
(d) The Oscar Award.

5. What major news network tried to interview Thompson but was turned away in "Bad Nerves in Fat City?"
(a) ABC News.
(b) CBS News.
(c) FOX News.
(d) NBC News.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the executive vice president at CNN in the book?

2. Who butchered an ox with Reagan's face on it, in "Ox Butchered in Tripoli?"

3. "The Hellfire Club" discussed the sexual scandals of the televangelists Jimmy Swaggart and who else?

4. Thompson claimed, in "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat," that the most successful dog fighters make up to how much money in a night?

5. What did Thompson refer to as an evil but inescapable business in "Full-time Scrambling?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Ralph Steadman? How did Thompson describe him?

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

3. What took place in Thompson's episodic "Last Dance in Dumb Town"?

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

5. Where did Thompson go in "The Beast with Three Backs"? Why?

6. Why did Thompson hope to go to Haiti in "Kill Them Before They Eat"?

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

8. What did Thompson write about "driving" in "The Dim and Dirty Road"?

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

10. What was Thompson's assertion about Reagan and Bush in "Two More Years"?

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