Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 Thompson's experiences in the salvage industry in Florida. Why did he go there? Why did he leave?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relations between the United States and the U.S.S.R. during the 1980s. What is the significance of the meetings between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Thompson's use of imagery and symbolism in the articles. What are examples of symbols that tie into overarching themes in the text?

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