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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. Who did Thompson bet against in the Chicago Bears game in "Meat Sickness?"
(a) New Orleans Saints.
(b) New England Patriots.
(c) New York Giants.
(d) Seattle Mariners.

2. What was Thompson's girlfriend getting a tattoo of in "Saturday Night in the City"?
(a) Panther.
(b) Fox.
(c) Pigeon.
(d) Eagle.

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

4. Who was trying to interview Thompson in "Bad Nerves in Fat City" when the interview was disrupted by an angry woman pounding on the hotel room door?
(a) Dan Hinkle.
(b) Dan Rather.
(c) Wolf Blitzer.
(d) Dan Roberts.

5. Who did Thompson say was gored by a buffalo in "Buffalo Gores a Visitor?"
(a) Morrison.
(b) Cliff.
(c) Skinner.
(d) Malcolm.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Thompson travel in "The Gonzo Salvage Co.?"

2. Cromwell offered to race his what against the motorcycle, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"

3. The man who sat next to Thompson on the plane in "Strictly Business" worked for what?

4. Who won the Superbowl in "Meat Sickness?"

5. Where did Thompson go with Doug and Terrence in "The Beast with Three Backs?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Thompson write about the media in "Bad Nerves in Fat City"?

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

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

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

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

6. What did Thompson do in Las Vegas in "Bull Market on The Strip"?

7. What was the consensus of statistics discussed between Thompson and the political strategist in "Showdown in the Pig Palace"?

8. Why did Thompson place the bet he did in "Meat Sickness"?

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

10. Where was Thompson traveling in "Last Train from Chicago"? Who did he encounter?

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