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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. Whose testimony was described, in "Blame It on Dead Bill?"
(a) Oliver North.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Ed Meese.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

2. Who did Bush debate in "President Bush Will See You Now?"
(a) Jesse Jackson.
(b) Michael Dukakis.
(c) Joe Biden.
(d) Gary Hart.

3. Who called Thompson, in "The Other George Bush?"
(a) Richard.
(b) Skinner.
(c) James.
(d) Roger.

4. Who was the Secretary of State who was running for President in 1988?
(a) Alexander Haig.
(b) Al Gore.
(c) Bob Dole.
(d) Glen Beck.

5. In "The Worm Turns," Thompson wrote that the Reagan Administration looked weak because of the cancellation of a summit with who?
(a) Mikhail Gorbachev.
(b) The Israeli Prime Minister.
(c) The Dalai Lama.
(d) Yassir Arafat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Thompson go, in "White Trash with Money?"

2. Who was likely to go on trial, in "The American Dream?"

3. The weapons supplied to the Iranian regime killed hundreds of marines where?

4. In "The Trickle-Down Theory," Thompson suggested there was a strong possibility Reagan would what?

5. Senator Daniel Inouye was a senator from where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who were "Crazy Patrick and Big Al"? What did Thompson foretell in this chapter?

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

3. What did Thompson write of George Schultz, in "Cowboys at Sea"?

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

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

6. How did Thompson show the public opinion of Oliver North in, "It Was You, Charlie"?

7. Why did Thompson encounter a psychic in "The Gizzard of Darkness"?

8. What were Thompson's complaints, in "Expelled from the System"? Why?

9. Describe Thompson's criteria for statistics, in "The Time Has Come."

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

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