Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was likely to go on trial, in "The American Dream?"
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Joe Biden.
(d) Oliver North.

2. What was the home state of President Richard Nixon?
(a) Washington.
(b) Arizona.
(c) Maine.
(d) California.

3. Who was the head of the CIA during the time the book was written?
(a) Wiliam Meese.
(b) Ed Meese.
(c) William Casey.
(d) Andrew Casey.

4. Who did Thompson discover was behind the breaking of the Gary Hart scandal in "The Time of the Geek?"
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Edward Walton.
(c) Joe Tydings.
(d) George Bush.

5. Who found Thompson, in "Trapped in Harding Park?"
(a) Ralph.
(b) Jack Parker.
(c) Anderson.
(d) Skinner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thompson wrote that no press secretary had truly been good since either Pierre Salinger under Kennedy or who at the beginning of Reagan's first term?

2. What did Thompson assert had been dysfunctional for many years, in "Dance of the Seven Dwarfs?"

3. In "The Loved Ones," who was considered for a furlough that was ultimately denied because of a public outcry?

4. Who was the only person Thompson saw who could have benefited from the Iran-Contra scandal?

5. In "Fat Men on Horseback," Thompson marveled at how fast the political landscape had changed in what amount of time?

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