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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 hope would go to South Africa with him, in "The Worst People in the World?"
(a) Teri Fischer.
(b) Vanessa Williams.
(c) Farah Fawcett.
(d) Jennifer Lee.

2. What Superbowl was it, in "Meat Sickness?"
(a) 1987.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1986.

3. How did Thompson's friend catch trout, in "They All Drowned?"
(a) With a bayonette.
(b) With a hook.
(c) With a net.
(d) With a shotgun.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "They Called Him Deep Throat" was split between a discussion of televangelist Pat Robertson and what Watergate conspirator?

3. Who did Thompson say would be elected in 1988, at his lecture in "The Beast with Three Backs?"

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Thompson compare the Iran-Contra scandal to, in "Gone with the Wind"?

2. What did Thompson assert of Robertson, in "Rise of the TV Preachers"?

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

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

5. What did Thompson contend about the role of money in politics?

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

7. What did Thompson write about Lester Maddox in the book?

8. To whom did Hunter S. Thompson write in the end of the book? Why?

9. What scandal took place in "The Loser's Club"? What was Thompson's suggested solution?

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

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