Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Test | Final 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 Democratic Senator did Thompson attack in "The Losers' Club?"

2. "The Death Ship" describes a barge in the Northeast carrying what?

3. In "Cowboys at Sea," Thompson related the testimony in court to an attack of an oil tanker where?

4. Who was Richard Nixon's attorney during the Watergate scandal?

5. In "The Garden of Agony," Thompson analyzed the role of what in politics?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Thompson describing watching, in "President Bush Will See You Now"? What was Thompson's appraisal?

2. What did Thompson contend about the role of money in politics?

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

4. Who is described in "The Scum of the Earth"?

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

6. Who were "Crazy Patrick and Big Al"? What did Thompson foretell in this chapter?

7. What did Thompson expect from Reagan's Administration, in "The Year of the Pig"?

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

9. What picture did Thompson portray in "The Lake of Fire"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the article "They Called Him Deep Throat." Who are the figures in this narrative? What was the correlation that Thompson was making?

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

Discuss the events surrounding the Chernobyl disaster. How many people were killed? Why did Thompson discuss this event?

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