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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Our Government: What the Fuck Do They Do All Day and Why Does it Cost So Goddamned Much Money? pp. 123-154.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was O'Rourke's family's socioeconomic status when he was a child?
(a) O'Rourke grew up in a very wealthy family.
(b) O'Rourke grew up in a poor family.
(c) O'Rourke grew up in poverty and lived in government housing.
(d) O'Rourke grew up in a middle-class family.

2. O'Rourke revealed that congressmen use what items that offer a summary of a proposed bill?
(a) An "info sheet."
(b) An "info guide."
(c) A "cheat sheet."
(d) A "cheat card."

3. How many poor people in America live in homes with a heated pool or a Jacuzzi, according to George Gilder?
(a) 3,000.
(b) 22,000.
(c) 90,000.
(d) 14,000.

4. How many pages was a government study released on "runaway car syndrome"?
(a) 81.
(b) 123.
(c) 94.
(d) 146.

5. O'Rourke argues that modern, poor Americans earn greater income than the middle-class Americans of what year?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1850.
(c) 1930.
(d) 1975.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does O'Rourke believe the government wastes on farm subsidies?

2. When O'Rourke paints a cynical picture of the concept of "majority rule," what does he say will be the only thing on the shelves at libraries?

3. Who does O'Rourke say has more respect for their electorates than the American parties?

4. What platform did O'Rourke say the Republicans ran on in 1988?

5. O'Rourke's friend's son got busted for selling what drug?

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