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. Thompson claimed, in "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat," that the most successful dog fighters make up to how much money in a night?

2. "The Hellfire Club" discussed the sexual scandals of the televangelists Jimmy Swaggart and who else?

3. Where did Thompson live during the writing of Generation of Swine?

4. In "Lester Maddox Lives," Thompson was horrified that an openly _____ governor was still a respected political figure.

5. Thompson criticized Reagan's what, in "Welcome to the Tunnel?"

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is Gary Hart introduced in "Gary Hart Talks Politics"? What wasThompson's opinion of Hart?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the details of the Iran-Contra scandal. Who was involved? How did it affect American policy?

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 the author, Hunter S. Thompson. What style of journalism is Thompson known for originating? What are elements of his writing style? Give examples from the text in your answer.

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