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. Who was the "plunderer" in "Salvage is Not Looting?"

2. When did Thompson plan on going to Haiti, in "Kill Them Before They Eat?"

3. Who killed all of Skinner's contacts in "Four Million Thugs?"

4. In "Rise of the TV Preachers," Thompson argued that Pat Robertson would run for President because he was lured by the power that who seemed to wield with the White House?

5. In "Last Train from Chicago," Thompson met a man who claimed to be friends with whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the article "They Called Him Deep Throat" structured? Why?

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

3. What was the consensus of statistics discussed between Thompson and the political strategist in "Showdown in the Pig Palace"?

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

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

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

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

8. Where was Thompson traveling in "Last Train from Chicago"? Who did he encounter?

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

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

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

Describe the campaign of Gary Hart in the 1988 Presidential Election. What scandals emerged during the campaign and how did they affect polls?

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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