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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Runaway car syndrome" is a situation where a vehicle spontaneously does what?
(a) Fluctuates in speed independently of the driver's will.
(b) Stops independently of the driver's will.
(c) Fails to register as having a valid VIN number.
(d) Accelerates independently of the driver's will.
2. When O'Rourke paints a cynical picture of the concept of "majority rule," what does he say will be the only thing on the shelves at libraries?
(a) Comic books.
(b) Murder mystery novels.
(d) Diet and workout books.
3. What is the name of the textbook that O'Rourke criticized for being boring?
(a) "The United States and You."
(b) "The House and the Whip."
(c) "American Government."
(d) "American Civics."
4. When did O'Rourke predict that there would be an election of significance?
5. Who equated a belief in government to the "vapid" peace of mind experienced by church goers?
(a) Clarence Darrow.
(b) Johnny Cochran.
(c) Gloria Allred.
(d) Frank Levin.
Short Answer Questions
1. On what day was a government study released on "runaway car syndrome"?
2. O'Rourke says the Republican convention had the intellectual content of song lyrics by what band?
3. Who was the presidential candidate for the Democrats when O'Rourke visited the political conventions of both parties?
4. Who did O'Rourke credit with George H. W. Bush's meteoric rise to popularity?
5. George H. W. Bush ran his presidential campaign on the idea that he would be a second helping of whom?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does O'Rourke feel that the American political system is like a Mexican Christmas fiesta?
2. How does O'Rourke explain what the Democrats and Republicans believe in?
3. How does O'Rourke feel about George H. W. Bush's rise to fame?
4. How does O'Rourke feel about the Democratic speeches given during a visit to the House of Representatives?
5. How does O'Rourke feel about George H. W. Bush's 1991 budget?
6. Who does O'Rourke blame for the perceived poor state of the nation, and who does he let off the hook?
7. How does O'Rourke suppose that most Americans feel about the United States government?
8. How does O'Rourke depict Washington journalists?
9. How does O'Rourke describe the day he shadowed a congressman?
10. What does O'Rourke think about the modern high school civics text book?
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