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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the common enemy that environmentalists have, according to the author?
(c) Waste management companies.
(d) Big business.
2. O'Rourke says a cheap alternative to fix the failing school system could involve sending the children to what kind of school?
3. O'Rourke says the middle class has no reason to be concerned about what drug?
(c) Crystal meth.
(d) Crack cocaine.
4. O'Rourke says it is best to simply stay away from what Afghani tribesman?
5. Every year, O'Rourke attended a meeting of his hometown where people crowd into where?
(a) The council chambers.
(b) A community center meeting hall.
(c) A church.
(d) A high-school gym.
6. Soldiers told about fighting in Panama in what magazine?
(a) "Military Monthly."
(b) "Army Today."
(d) "Army of One."
7. How many poor people in America live in homes with a heated pool or a Jacuzzi, according to George Gilder?
8. Why do retirees move to the state where O'Rourke lives?
(a) For its amusement parks.
(b) For its beaches.
(c) For its tax policy.
(d) For its golf courses.
9. How did O'Rourke feel about the USS Mobile Bay?
(a) He thought it was a great investment by the government.
(b) He saw it as a terrible move for foreign policy.
(c) He was unimpressed.
(d) He thought it was a waste of government money.
10. O'Rourke visited a filthy, smelly, government-subsidized apartment complex in what city?
11. What does O'Rourke call the people who join special interest groups?
(a) Perennially Indignant.
(b) Perpetually Vehement.
(c) Permanently Violent.
(d) Enduringly Inflamed.
12. What is the name of the Colonel who O'Rourke met while he was observing Operation Just Cause?
(a) Jon Elrod.
(b) Mike Snell.
(c) Alex Wulpi.
(d) Drew Dotson.
13. O'Rourke argues that modern, poor Americans earn greater income than the middle-class Americans of what year?
14. What is the "largest part" of the USS Mobile Bay, according to the author?
15. What branch of the military uses the USS Mobile Bay?
Short Answer Questions
1. How much money does O'Rourke believe the government wastes on farm subsidies?
2. What kind of life does O'Rourke say Americans lead?
3. What country did O'Rourke visit in the wake of Operation Just Cause?
4. O'Rourke says that because America is the richest nation on Earth, he is surprised to still what on the street?
5. Who was the acting director of Public Affairs at Customs when O'Rourke's book was written?
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