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. Based on whose seeming advice did Thompson place his bet in "Meat Sickness?"

2. What did Thompson write would eventually cover all of Utah, in "They All Drowned?"

3. Where was Thompson traveling, in "Slow Day at the Airport?"

4. Who did Thompson hope would send him to South Africa in "The Worst People in the World?"

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Thompson assert of Robertson, in "Rise of the TV Preachers"?

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

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

6. What did Thompson write about the media in "Bad Nerves in Fat City"?

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

8. What did Thompson write about "driving" in "The Dim and Dirty Road"?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the business of dog fighting as presented in "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat." What is Thompson's position on dog fighting? What legalities surround it?

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