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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) Seattle Mariners.
(b) New York Giants.
(c) New England Patriots.
(d) New Orleans Saints.

2. Boca Chica was the most popular bar where?
(a) New York.
(b) Casablanca.
(c) Miami.
(d) Key West.

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

4. What work did Thompson say he has used more lines from than any other work?
(a) The book of Revelation.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) The book of Job.
(d) The Seattle Times.

5. What National Hurricane Center director did Thompson attack in "Revenge of the Fish Heads?"
(a) Dr. Neil Frank.
(b) Dr. James Frost.
(c) Dr. Stephen Paulson.
(d) Dr. Michael Warren.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who told Thompson he would have to buy a de-scrambler to watch most channels on his television in "Full-time Scrambling?"

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

3. Who approached Thompson, in "Slow Day at the Airport?"

4. What was Thompson following in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"

5. In "Lester Maddox Lives," the Supreme Court refused to overturn which anti-sodomy law?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who did Thompson meet with, in "The Turk Comes to TV News"? What was the subject of this meeting?

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

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

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

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

10. What did Thompson write of Ferdinand Marcos in "Memo from the War Room"?

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