Screw-jack Test | Mid-Book 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. What date is the second entry of "Mescalito"?

2. Whom did Thompson feel like while conversing with the flower children in "Mescalito"?

3. What did Thompson write felt "half-frozen" while tripping in "Mescalito"?

4. According to a sales jingle quoted by Thompson, "We cannot tell a lie, our machines will ___ you into a bag so fast you'll think you went blind."

5. On what floor was Thompson staying in "Mescalito"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was James Farmer? Why was he on the news in "Mescalito"?

2. To whom did Thompson make a phone call in "Mescalito"? Why?

3. What scene did Thompson write of having witnessed with the police?

4. What did Thompson write about Alfie's?

5. What happened to Thompson's concentration as the trip continued?

6. Describe Hunter S. Thompson as the central character in "Mescalito." What are his objectives?

7. What metaphor did Thompson made in describing his brain while tripping?

8. What was the setting of "Mescalito"? Where was Thompson as the story began?

9. To what radio station did Thompson vow to send a check? Why?

10. What noise was distracting Thompson in the middle of the night on February 18 in "Mescalito"? How?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting of "Death of a Poet." How is the setting integral to the plot of the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of "Mescalito." Why was Thompson at that particular location? What impact did the setting have on the events of the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the collection of drugs Thompson ingested in "Mescalito." What were the effects of each?

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