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

3. In "The Doctor Will See You Now," Thompson received a letter from whom?

4. In "Lester Maddox Lives," the Supreme Court refused to overturn which anti-sodomy law?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did Thompson meet with, in "The Turk Comes to TV News"? What was the subject of this meeting?

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

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

4. Why did Thompson place the bet he did in "Meat Sickness"?

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

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

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

8. Where did Thompson go in "The Beast with Three Backs"? Why?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

Describe the conflict between President Reagan and Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy. What events took place during this conflict? How did they affect the polls in the election?

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