Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In December 2008, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced that he had leased out the city's parking meters for how long?
(a) 75 years.
(b) 50 years.
(c) 30 years.
(d) 25 years.

2. What, according to the author, had been designed as a massive political deal with big giveaways to pharmaceutical companies in the form of subsidies and a big gift to the insurance industry in the form of the individual mandate?
(a) The Congressional Committee for Health Reform.
(b) Obamacare.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) The Congressional Committee for Finance.

3. What does the CFTC stand for?
(a) The Capitalist Futures Commission.
(b) The Community Finance Trading Commission.
(c) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
(d) The Congressional Finance Trust Commission.

4. When was John McCain born?
(a) 1936.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1911.

5. Nancy Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District of what state?
(a) New York.
(b) California.
(c) Arizona.
(d) Alaska.

6. What does OPEC stand for?
(a) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
(b) The Organization of Petroleum Energy Corporations.
(c) The Organization of Pacific Executive Countries.
(d) The Organization of Phonetic Electrical Companies.

7. OPEC is an intergovernmental organization of how many developing countries?
(a) 15.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 10.

8. When was Barack Obama named the Nobel Peace Prize laureate?
(a) October, 2008.
(b) September, 2009.
(c) November, 2009.
(d) October, 2009.

9. Where was Scott Brown born?
(a) New York, New York.
(b) Kittery, Maine.
(c) Chicago, Illinois.
(d) Boston, Massachusetts.

10. The CFTC was created in what year?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1994.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1974.

11. Five years prior to the moment Priscilla Carillo started living in her car, the commodity indices rose from $13 billion to what amount?
(a) $893 billion.
(b) $317 billion.
(c) $143 billion.
(d) $200 billion.

12. The Commodity Exchange Act was established under whose administration?
(a) Gerald Ford.
(b) Dwight Eisenhower.
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.

13. When was Scott Brown born?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1948.

14. When did the Yom Kippur War begin?
(a) October 6, 1973.
(b) September 14, 1975.
(c) November 3, 1973.
(d) October 15, 1972.

15. What company did Robert Lukens run in Chapter 4: Blowout - The Commodities Bubble?
(a) Lukens Construction Company.
(b) Lukens Roofing.
(c) Lukens Sanitation Company.
(d) Lukens Architecture Firm.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what political party does Scott Brown belong?

2. Barack Obama taught constitutional law at what university?

3. What is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level or type of support which exceeds a simple majority (over 50%)?

4. The Prudent Man Rule was last revised in what year?

5. When did the Yom Kippur War end?

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