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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Secretary of State who was running for President in 1988?

2. In "The Scum of the Earth," Thompson detailed a feud between Jerry Falwell, Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson and who?

3. Who did Thompson believe clearly won the Democratic presidential nomination debate?

4. Who did Thompson make a phone call to, in "The Death Ship?"

5. In "Fat Men on Horseback," Thompson concluded that the main difference between Iran-Contra and Watergate was that Iran-Contra was what?

Essay 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

Discuss Thompson's adventures with sports betting in the text. What teams did Thompson bet on and why? What were the outcomes?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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