Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga 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 did Thompson try to drive faster than in order to catch back up with the Hell's Angels?

2. Which Hell's Angel was divorced and then suffered from serious burns?

3. Most of the riots, Thompson points out, were focused on dissatisfaction with the _______________.

4. The Hell's Angels say that nearly all of the rape allegations are false or _____________ charges.

5. Many of the rape charges result from women who readily engage in sexual activity with ___________ Hell's Angels.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the Hell's Angels interact with the new counter culture that was emerging in the society?

2. Why did the activities of the Hell's Angels slow down during the winter of 1965?

3. What does Tiny Baxter offer to Barger when the Hell's Angels arrive in Bass Lake?

4. What do Gut and Buzzard want Thompson to do for them when they are at a roadside stand?

5. Why did the Hell's Angels eventually become upset with the actions of Allan Ginsberg?

6. Why did the Hell's Angels like pharmaceutical drugs so much?

7. What did the preacher tell the Hell's Angels at the funeral for one of their own?

8. What is the media's opinion of the Hell's Angels and their perception of rape?

9. What happens when Thompson takes the photographer's car to the police station?

10. How does Thompson describe the Hell's Angels in relation to their feeling of being drifters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The opposition the Hell's Angels face when they are in town is astounding.

Part 1: Do you think the people of the town are afraid of the Hell's Angels? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think the people of the town show their disdain for the Hell's Angels?

Part 3: Why didn't the people of the town simply close up for the time when the Hell's Angels were in town?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the story, it seems that the Hell's Angels, though wary of Thompson at first, seem to open up to him in a way they might not with other journalists.

Part 1: Why do you think Thompson decided to learn more about the Hell's Angels?

Part 2: Why do you think the Hell's Angels responded to Thompson and his inquiries?

Part 3: Isn't Thompson just as bad as the rest of the media? Isn't he just trying to make money or gain fame from the celebrity of the Hell's Angels? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

With Hunter Thompson as the author of this book, it seems the information being given to a reader may not always be reliable.

Part 1: Why might Hunter Thompson not be a reliable historian for the Hell's Angels?

Part 2: What might Thompson have done to ensure his writing was fair and unbiased? Or is it? Why?

Part 3: If Thompson is not a reliable narrator for the story of the Hell's Angels, how does that affect the book?

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