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. Who was the new White House Press Secretary in "New Blood on the Tracks?"

2. Whose presidential campaign was caught up in a fund-raising scandal, in "The Loved Ones?"

3. Who was forced to relocate PLO headquarters from Tunis, in "Let the Good Times Roll?"

4. What mercenary was caught in Nicaragua, in "Let the Good Times Roll?"

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Thompson encounter a psychic in "The Gizzard of Darkness"?

2. How did Thompson show the public opinion of Oliver North in, "It Was You, Charlie"?

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

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

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

6. Who were the people Thompson cited, in "Swine of the Week"?

7. What is the subject of the article, "The Loved Ones"?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the conflict between President Reagan and Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy. What events took place during this conflict? How did they affect the polls in the election?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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