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 won the Superbowl in "Meat Sickness?"

2. Where did Ted Kennedy drive off a bridge?

3. Which politician was caught having extramarital affairs in the 1988 election?

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

5. What dictator's wife was known for her immense shoe collection?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the subject of "The South African Problem"? What was Thompson's prediction?

2. To whom did Hunter S. Thompson write in the end of the book? Why?

3. Who was discussed in "Let the Good Times Roll"? Why were they newsworthy?

4. Whose testimony did Thompson describe, in "Blame it on Dead Bill"? What happened?

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

6. What were Thompson's complaints, in "Expelled from the System"? Why?

7. What did Thompson discover, in "The Time of the Geek," about the Gary Hart scandal?

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

9. What did Thompson write of Ferdinand Marcos in "Memo from the War Room"?

10. What were Thompson's predictions, in "The Trickle Down Theory"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the events which took place in Haiti during the late 1980s. What was Reagan's reaction to Haiti's shift in power?

Essay Topic 2

What did Thompson write about the Hurricane Crisis Program in the text? What examples did he cite? Why did he feel as he did?

Essay Topic 3

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

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