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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. O'Rourke visited a filthy, smelly, government-subsidized apartment complex in what city?
(a) Newark.
(b) Compton.
(c) Detroit.
(d) Brooklyn.

2. What was the name of O'Rourke's friend who learned to fly a stunt plane and decided to raise cattle?
(a) George.
(b) Wendell.
(c) Adam.
(d) Patrick.

3. What was the school drop-out rate in O'Rourke's town?
(a) 36 percent.
(b) 11 percent.
(c) 42 percent.
(d) 23 percent.

4. Townsfolk from O'Rourke's town decided that any new sewer system costing more than how much had to be approved by a special town meeting?
(a) $175,000.
(b) $300,000.
(c) $100,000.
(d) $50,000.

5. O'Rourke mocked college bohos at the housing rally who were dressed in what color?
(a) Beige.
(b) White.
(c) Pink.
(d) Black.

6. In a disclaimer to the section, "Defense Policy: Cry 'Havoc!' and Let Slip the Hogs of Peace," O'Rourke says he now feels that what war may prove profitable?
(a) The Civil War.
(b) The Gulf War.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) The Cold War.

7. What is the common enemy that environmentalists have, according to the author?
(a) Television.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Waste management companies.
(d) Big business.

8. What branch of the military uses the USS Mobile Bay?
(a) Navy.
(b) Army.
(c) Marines.
(d) Airforce.

9. O'Rourke says it is best to simply stay away from what Afghani tribesman?
(a) Pathan.
(b) Mangal.
(c) Jadran.
(d) Tani.

10. O'Rourke visits Afghanistan to cover the expected fall of what city?
(a) Kabul.
(b) Herat.
(c) Mazar-e Sharif.
(d) Kandahar.

11. What does O'Rourke call the people who join special interest groups?
(a) Enduringly Inflamed.
(b) Permanently Violent.
(c) Perpetually Vehement.
(d) Perennially Indignant.

12. Who was the deputy chief of the DEA's Cocaine Desk when O'Rourke's book was written?
(a) Mario Perez.
(b) Mike Mullin.
(c) Dick Weart.
(d) Albert Collins.

13. Who was the acting director of Public Affairs at Customs when O'Rourke's book was written?
(a) Mario Perez.
(b) Dick Weart.
(c) Mike Mullin.
(d) Albert Collins.

14. In what state did O'Rourke live?
(a) New Hampshire.
(b) Maine.
(c) New York.
(d) Virginia.

15. O'Rourke concludes that, because government can stifle the free market, government is what?
(a) Immoral.
(b) Frightening.
(c) All powerful.
(d) Necessary.

Short Answer Questions

1. O'Rourke considers what war to be a rare success for U.S. foreign policy?

2. How many poor people does O'Rourke say live in the U.S.?

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

4. What country did O'Rourke visit in the wake of Operation Just Cause?

5. A woman at the housing rally who said she was homeless had how many kids?

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