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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did O'Rourke credit with George H. W. Bush's meteoric rise to popularity?
(a) His wife.
(b) His overzealous fans.
(c) School teachers.
(d) The media.

2. When did O'Rourke predict that there would be an election of significance?
(a) 1996.
(b) 2004.
(c) 2000.
(d) 1992.

3. Who told the Atlanta convention that the Democratic party "needs both its left wing and its right wing to fly"?
(a) Jesse Jackson.
(b) Bill Clinton.
(c) Michael Dukakis.
(d) George H. W. Bush.

4. In "Only Human in His Own Immortal Way: The President," O'Rourke mocks what Act?
(a) Information Technology Act.
(b) Patriot Act.
(c) Americans with Disabilities Act.
(d) Civil Rights Act.

5. How often does the press secretary at the White House field questions from the media?
(a) Once a day.
(b) Once a week.
(c) Every other day.
(d) Twice a day.

6. Who was the attorney for the plaintiffs during a flag desecration case?
(a) Johnson.
(b) Walker.
(c) Kunstler.
(d) Brennan.

7. How does O'Rourke describe a day when Congress is not even in session?
(a) "Logical."
(b) "Slow."
(c) "Boring."
(d) "Typical."

8. Who referred to lukewarm political relationships as "kiss on the lips but no tongue"?
(a) Matthew Reed.
(b) Fred Barnes.
(c) Adam Neal.
(d) Stephen Kerr.

9. O'Rourke began the sub-section "Attack of the Midget Vote-suckers" by comparing conventions to what?
(a) Cheerleading competitions.
(b) Pageants.
(c) High school reunions.
(d) Proms.

10. In what year did a national newspaper print a story about "runaway car syndrome"?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1978.
(d) 1986.

11. During the convention, O'Rourke says both Democrats and Republicans act like mindless fans of what?
(a) The Beatles.
(b) Sports.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Rock music.

12. Who does O'Rourke believe increases bureaucracy by forcing the government to address people's frivolous complaints?
(a) Advertising agencies.
(b) Angry parents.
(c) Consumer advocates.
(d) Print media.

13. Who did O'Rourke blame for the poor state of the nation?
(a) The politicians.
(b) The Middle East.
(c) The American people.
(d) The media.

14. What was the name of the foundation that set up a commission to study the electorate?
(a) The Roy and Carol G. Bernath Foundation.
(b) The Jeffrey and Michelle H. Wright Foundation.
(c) The Thomas and Ruth B. Martin Foundation.
(d) The John and Mary R. Markle Foundation.

15. What year did the Seneca Falls Declaration take place?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1856.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the prophet who warned against a king that would take a 10th of his people's sheep?

2. How long did Jesse Jackson propose to freeze military spending?

3. O'Rourke begins "Protectors of a Blameless Citizenry: The Bureaucracy" by talking about what government department?

4. Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote?

5. Who was Dukakis considering as a running mate before he picked Lloyd Bentsen?

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