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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said, "What we want from the taxpayers is continual cooperation!" in regard to America's drug problem?
(a) Mario Perez.
(b) Dick Weart.
(c) Albert Collins.
(d) Mike Mullin.

2. At the town meeting which O'Rourke attended, the elderly retired people sat where?
(a) In the front row.
(b) Scattered throughout the rows.
(c) In the back row.
(d) They sit closest to the exit.

3. What is the name of the alliance that O'Rourke traveled into poverty stricken areas with?
(a) Times Square.
(b) Idealists.
(c) Guardian Angels.
(d) Phoenix House.

4. How many ninth graders were at the high school in O'Rourke's town?
(a) 445.
(b) 124.
(c) 324.
(d) 67.

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

6. Every year, O'Rourke attended a meeting of his hometown where people crowd into where?
(a) A church.
(b) A community center meeting hall.
(c) A high-school gym.
(d) The council chambers.

7. What TV network said the housing rally had 40,000 to 250,000 people present?
(a) FOX.
(b) CBS.
(c) ABC.
(d) NBC.

8. O'Rourke says the middle class has no reason to be concerned about what drug?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) LSD.
(c) Crystal meth.
(d) Crack cocaine.

9. Who said, "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die"?
(a) Dick Weart.
(b) Mike Mullin.
(c) Mario Perez.
(d) Albert Collins.

10. Who is the author of a book about the failure of poverty programs called "Losing Ground"?
(a) Denise Adams.
(b) Charles Murray.
(c) Yolanda Harrison.
(d) Boyd Hobbs.

11. How much money does O'Rourke believe the government wastes on farm subsidies?
(a) Billions of dollars.
(b) Millions of dollars.
(c) Hundreds of thousands of dollars.
(d) Hundreds of millions of dollars.

12. What tax did the natives of O'Rourke's town fear that the retirees would inflate?
(a) Sales tax.
(b) Hotel tax.
(c) Property tax.
(d) Food tax.

13. How many tenth graders were at the high school in O'Rourke's town?
(a) 98.
(b) 79.
(c) 231.
(d) 478.

14. Hoping to see poverty first hand, O'Rourke took a trip where?
(a) Staten Island.
(b) Queens.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Manhattan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What branch of the military uses the USS Mobile Bay?

2. Who was the deputy chief of the DEA's Cocaine Desk when O'Rourke's book was written?

3. O'Rourke attended a housing rally for what group?

4. What does O'Rourke say is the ultimate special interest group?

5. What is the name of the psychiatric professor that O'Rourke talked to about the crack cocaine problem?

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