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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 came to visit Thompson in "They All Drowned?"
2. Where did Thompson travel in "The Gonzo Salvage Co.?"
3. Which team was playing the Boston Celtics in "Four More Games?"
4. What National Hurricane Center director did Thompson attack in "Revenge of the Fish Heads?"
5. "A Generation of Swine" begins with Thompson describing people's obsessions with doing what at home?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where was Thompson traveling in "Last Train from Chicago"? Who did he encounter?
2. Who is discussed in the article, "The Hellfire Club"? What comparison did Thompson make?
3. What is the subject of "Let the Cheap Dogs Eat"? What assertions did Thompson make in this article?
4. What did Thompson write about "driving" in "The Dim and Dirty Road"?
5. What did Thompson write about Imelda Marcos in "Just Another Terrorist"?
6. What did Thompson write of Ferdinand Marcos in "Memo from the War Room"?
7. Who was Ralph Steadman? How did Thompson describe him?
8. Who did Thompson meet with, in "The Turk Comes to TV News"? What was the subject of this meeting?
9. What did Thompson do in Las Vegas in "Bull Market on The Strip"?
10. What took place in "Saturday Night in the City"? Who are the main figures in the story?
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
Explain the events surrounding Filipino President Marcos. What took place in his re-election? What was the outcome of this scandal?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the campaign of Gary Hart in the 1988 Presidential Election. What scandals emerged during the campaign and how did they affect polls?
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