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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. How much was the stranger selling the bike for, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"
(a) $10,000.
(b) $5,000.
(c) $2,000.
(d) $4,000.

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

3. Thompson criticized Reagan's what, in "Welcome to the Tunnel?"
(a) Race relations.
(b) War on drugs.
(c) Meeting with Gorbachev.
(d) Foreign policy.

4. When did Thompson plan on going to Haiti, in "Kill Them Before They Eat?"
(a) Christmas.
(b) Carnivale.
(c) July.
(d) Easter.

5. Where was Thompson going to lecture in "The Beast with Three Backs?"
(a) New York.
(b) Sacramento.
(c) Quebec.
(d) Montreal.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who called Thompson in "Apres Moi, le Deluge?"

3. In "Dealing with Pigs," Thompson doubted there was a connection between violence and what?

4. Who first went to look at the motorcycle for sale, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Thompson expect from Reagan's Administration, in "The Year of the Pig"?

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

3. Who did Thompson suggest would make a comeback in "Wooing the Degenerate Vote"? How?

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

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

6. Who were the people Thompson cited, in "Swine of the Week"?

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

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

9. What metaphorical comparison did Thompson make, in "Caligula and the 7 Dwarfs"?

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

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