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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. What is the name of the psychiatric professor that O'Rourke talked to about the crack cocaine problem?
(a) Marc Galanter.
(b) John Haggerty.
(c) Sue Warren.
(d) Robin Reeder.

2. O'Rourke's friend's son got busted for selling what drug?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Heroin.
(d) PCP.

3. O'Rourke attended a housing rally that took place where?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Washington, DC.
(c) Chicago.
(d) New York City.

4. What is the "largest part" of the USS Mobile Bay, according to the author?
(a) Electronics.
(b) Guns.
(c) Men.
(d) Explosives.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did O'Rourke feel about the USS Mobile Bay?

2. What percent of poor people in America own telephones, according to George Gilder?

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

4. What is the name of the Colonel who O'Rourke met while he was observing Operation Just Cause?

5. Who said, "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does O'Rourke feel about American poverty at the beginning of "Poverty Policy: How to Endow Privation"?

2. Explain how the government wastes billions of dollars on farm subsidies, according to O'Rourke.

3. Why does O'Rourke fault environmentalists for making "big business" out to be the enemy?

4. How does O'Rourke feel about the war in Afghanistan?

5. How does O'Rourke suggest solving the problem of students dropping out of school?

6. What does O'Rourke see when he spends an evening with the Washington DC police department?

7. How does O'Rourke describe environmentalists?

8. How does O'Rourke feel about the seriousness of the problem of crack cocaine in America?

9. How does O'Rourke feel about his town government blocking the building of a golf course?

10. What does the author mean when he says that Americans live a "whiffle life"?

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