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. What concert did Thompson watch on "Memo from the War Room?"

2. Who was trying to interview Thompson in "Bad Nerves in Fat City" when the interview was disrupted by an angry woman pounding on the hotel room door?

3. In "Deported to Malaysia," Thompson received a call from his attorney, who was attempting to save a ____ man from killing himself at a bar near the golf course.

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

5. Where was Thompson in "Nixon and the Whale Woman?"

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

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

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

5. What did Thompson receive in "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll"? What were his conclusions of it?

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

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

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

9. Who was Thompson's attorney trying to save in "Deported to Malaysia"? What did Thompson do?

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

Describe Thompson's experiences in the salvage industry in Florida. Why did he go there? Why did he leave?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the outcome of the 1988 Presidential Election. What was Thompson's take on the final victory? To whom did Thompson write in his final article of the text? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the events of the Watergate scandal. Who were the principle political figures? How did Watergate impact history?

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