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. Which team was playing the Boston Celtics in "Four More Games?"

2. What did Thompson receive in "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll?"

3. What was Thompson's heart rate in "A Generation of Swine?"

4. Cromwell offered to race his what against the motorcycle, in "Last Dance in Dumb Town?"

5. Who butchered an ox with Reagan's face on it, in "Ox Butchered in Tripoli?"

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Thompson's assertion about Reagan and Bush in "Two More Years"?

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

4. Describe Thompson's salvage business. Who were his compatriots?

5. What did Thompson write about Imelda Marcos in "Just Another Terrorist"?

6. What was Thompson doing in "Nixon and the Whale Woman"? Why?

7. How did Thompson compare the Chinese government's drug wars to the U.S. government's?

8. Who is discussed in the article, "The Hellfire Club"? What comparison did Thompson make?

9. What took place in Thompson's episodic "Last Dance in Dumb Town"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the details of the Iran-Contra scandal. Who was involved? How did it affect American policy?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the narrative in "Buffalo Gores a Visitor." Who are the characters in this story? In what narrative voice and tense is the article?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relations between the United States and the U.S.S.R. during the 1980s. What is the significance of the meetings between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev?

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