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. In "The New Dumb," Thompson concluded that the Democratic Party had learned nothing since which election?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1978.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1972.

2. What did Thompson attempt to blow up, in "Orgy of the Dead?"
(a) A truck.
(b) A Corvette.
(c) A motorcycle.
(d) A Jeep.

3. Who was Reagan's new Supreme Court nominee in "Here Come de Judge?"
(a) Robert Bork.
(b) Richard Ensler.
(c) Andrew McWarren.
(d) James Wilson.

4. Senator Daniel Inouye was a senator from where?
(a) Maine.
(b) Lousiana.
(c) Minnesota.
(d) Hawaii.

5. In "The End of an Era," Thompson asserted that all of the smart people had already done what?
(a) Left the Carter administration.
(b) Left the Bush administration.
(c) Killed themselves.
(d) Left Reagan's administration.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The Death Ship" describes a barge in the Northeast carrying what?

2. In "The Worm Turns," Thompson wrote that the Reagan Administration looked weak because of the cancellation of a summit with who?

3. Who did a leak say was not really in the hospital, in "The Gizzard of Darkness?"

4. Who claimed his wife was dying in "Doomed Love in the Rockies?"

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

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