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

2. What did Thompson compare the Iran-Contra scandal to, in "Gone with the Wind?"

3. The Gary Hart scandal distracted the press from what?

4. Who was the only person Thompson saw who could have benefited from the Iran-Contra scandal?

5. In "Ronald Reagan is Doomed," Thompson wrote that people were already fleeing the Reagan Administration because of what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the events surrounding Filipino President Marcos. What took place in his re-election? What was the outcome of this scandal?

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

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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