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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What senator said "A lot more of whatever needs doing needs to be done--let's spend, spend, spend" in response to the war on drugs?
(a) Joe Biden.
(b) Bernie Sanders.
(c) Carl Levin.
(d) Byron Dorgan.

2. What party game does O'Rourke liken the American political system to?
(a) Pinata.
(b) Spin the bottle.
(c) Pin the tail on the donkey.
(d) Texas hold 'em.

3. According to a study by a foundation, what percent of Americans did not know what party Llotd Bentsen was affiliated with during an election?
(a) 49.
(b) 28.
(c) 16.
(d) 70.

4. How does O'Rourke feel when he walks through a crowded, third-world bazaar in Afghanistan and sees the free market in action?
(a) Admiration.
(b) Shock.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Anger.

5. What newspaper called Dan Quayle an "avid reader" of "real live books"?
(a) The Wall Street Journal.
(b) The Times-Union.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) USA Today.

Short Answer Questions

1. O'Rourke says using crack cocaine makes one feel like whom?

2. What drug does O'Rourke says makes one acutely sensitive?

3. What exists in a state of perpetual failure because motion is valued above direction and achievement?

4. O'Rourke is critical of the way that America hands over food, aid and arms to what country?

5. When O'Rourke paints a cynical picture of the concept of "majority rule," what does he say that every meal will be?

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