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 2008, what 24-year-old of San Bernardino, CA, quit school because she suddenly couldn't afford the gas that it took for the daily trip?
(a) Sam Serenda.
(b) Priscilla Carillo.
(c) Robert Lukens.
(d) Leroy Marcus.

2. Since the United States does not have a single-payer health care system, there are over how many health agencies, all of which have different forms and standards?
(a) 1,500.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 1,300.
(d) 2,000.

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

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

5. Nancy Pelosi served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to ______.
(a) 2009.
(b) 2008.
(c) 2010.
(d) 2011.

6. What refers to politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than ideological notions or moralistic or ethical premises?
(a) Conservatism.
(b) Realpolitik.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Objectivism.

7. Where did Scott Brown earn his law degree?
(a) Columbia School of Law.
(b) Yale University School of Law.
(c) Harvard Law School.
(d) Boston College Law School.

8. When was Barack Obama inaugurated as President of the United States?
(a) January, 1, 2009.
(b) September 20, 2008.
(c) November 15, 2008.
(d) January 20, 2009.

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

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

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

12. During the Yom Kippur War, Syria and Egypt attacked territories Israel had captured in what war?
(a) The Six-Day War.
(b) The Syrian War.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Seven-Day War.

13. Where was Robert Lukens being hit with gas expenses that were suddenly doubling, as described in Chapter 4?
(a) Westchester, NY.
(b) Reading, PA.
(c) Sacramento, CA.
(d) New York, NY.

14. Goldman-Sachs argued that investing in commodities futures would reduce risk and yield __________.
(a) Speculative returns.
(b) Derivatives.
(c) T-bill returns.
(d) Equity-like returns.

15. In December 2008, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced that he had leased out the city's parking meters for over ____________.
(a) $200 million.
(b) $1 billion.
(c) $2 billion.
(d) $150 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Barack Obama named the Nobel Peace Prize laureate?

2. The three sections of the Pennsylvania turnpike system total how many miles?

3. When was Nancy Pelosi born?

4. The Commodity Exchange Act was enacted in what year?

5. According to the author, the correlation between decreasing taxes and rising prices from ________ should not go unnoticed.

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