Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What porn actress was revealed to have been underage while making her first films, in "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll?"

3. Who won the Superbowl in "Meat Sickness?"

4. Who first went to look at the motorcycle for sale, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"

5. What was the name of the Filipino president discussed in "Memo from the War Room?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Ralph Steadman? How did Thompson describe him?

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

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

4. What did Thompson state in his author's note that he cited more than any other source? Why?

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

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

7. Describe Thompson's plans in "The Worst People in the World."

8. What took place in "Saturday Night in the City"? Who are the main figures in the story?

9. How did Thompson explain the Khadafy situation in "The American Century"?

10. What is the subject of "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat"? What assertions did Thompson make in this article?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the campaign of Senator Ted Kennedy in the 1988 Presidential Election. What scandals are associated with Kennedy? What events took place in the election?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the events which took place in Haiti during the late 1980s. What was Reagan's reaction to Haiti's shift in power?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Thompson's adventures with sports betting in the text. What teams did Thompson bet on and why? What were the outcomes?

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