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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "Defense Policy: Cry 'Havoc!' and "Let Slip the Hogs of Peace," O'Rourke worried that what country still posed a threat and might be waiting for America to fall beneath the weight of its own dissent?
(a) Germany.
(b) Afghanistan.
(c) Italy.
(d) Russia.

3. During Operation Just Cause, O'Rourke was disgusted by the media's hysteria over what?
(a) Illnesses being brought back to the U.S.
(b) The use of weapons in a war.
(c) Collateral damage.
(d) Racial slurs said by soldiers.

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

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

6. Why do retirees move to the state where O'Rourke lives?
(a) For its amusement parks.
(b) For its golf courses.
(c) For its tax policy.
(d) For its beaches.

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

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

9. O'Rourke says that special interest sounds like something out of a cartoon by whom?
(a) J. P. Trostle.
(b) John Chase.
(c) Daryl Cagle.
(d) Thomas Nast.

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

11. What senator said "A lot more of whatever needs doing needs to be done--let's spend, spend, spend" in response to the war on drugs?
(a) Bernie Sanders.
(b) Byron Dorgan.
(c) Carl Levin.
(d) Joe Biden.

12. O'Rourke considers what war to be a rare success for U.S. foreign policy?
(a) The war in Vietnam.
(b) The war in Korea.
(c) The war in Afghanistan.
(d) The war in Japan.

13. How does O'Rourke feel when he walks through a crowded, third-world bazaar in Afghanistan and sees the free market in action?
(a) Shock.
(b) Anger.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Admiration.

14. What was the deadline for the last Soviet troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan?
(a) January, 2 1989.
(b) March 12, 1989.
(c) February 15, 1989.
(d) December 27, 1988.

15. People from O'Rourke's town attempted to block the completion of what?
(a) A movie theater.
(b) An apartment complex.
(c) A local golf course.
(d) A liquor store.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What is the "largest part" of the USS Mobile Bay, according to the author?

3. What is the name of the alliance that O'Rourke traveled into poverty stricken areas with?

4. How many poor people in America live in homes with a heated pool or a Jacuzzi, according to George Gilder?

5. O'Rourke argues against military cuts by talking about the happiness that every male feels when he has what in his hand?

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