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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now


by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now: Ricky's Musings Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Spectacular Now? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who are the three gods of the atomic vampires?

The sex god, the power god, and the money god
The money god, the prestige god, and the war god
The violent god, the power god, and the good god
The male god, the female god, and the animal god
Q. What is it that the atomic vampires are in charge of?

The media
The military
The schools
Q. What does society turn people into these days?

Q. Which of the following phrases did Ricky NOT use?

mega-electric castle
atomic vampires
whoop-de-doo bread
Q. What did Ricky think was miraculous when he was little?

A dead cow
A fountain
A mountain