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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. O'Rourke believed his town spent too little on what?
(a) Law enforcement.
(b) The fire department.
(c) Road improvements.
(d) Renovating old buildings.

2. In what year did the government begin formulating agricultural policy?
(a) 1794.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1811.
(d) 1889.

3. What was O'Rourke's family's socioeconomic status when he was a child?
(a) O'Rourke grew up in a very wealthy family.
(b) O'Rourke grew up in a middle-class family.
(c) O'Rourke grew up in poverty and lived in government housing.
(d) O'Rourke grew up in a poor family.

4. The annual spending per student in O'Rourke's town is over how much?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $1,250.
(c) $1,000.
(d) $3,500.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. O'Rourke is critical of the way that America hands over food, aid and arms to what country?

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

3. What is the common enemy that environmentalists have, according to the author?

4. O'Rourke visited a filthy, smelly, government-subsidized apartment complex in what city?

5. O'Rourke accuses ecological activists of ignoring what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does O'Rourke feels that Blatherboro is out of its depth when it comes to city planning?

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

3. Why does O'Rourke seem to think his family was stronger because they were not given any help?

4. Why does O'Rourke say Americans will not find a solution to the problem of drugs in the country?

5. How did Blatherboro block the completion of a local golf course?

6. How does O'Rourke feel about Panama when he goes there in the wake of Operation Just Cause?

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

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

9. What does O'Rourke mean when he says that Social Security is like the nation picking its own pocket?

10. Why does O'Rourke feel that the best policy for dealing with Afghani Pathan tribesman is to just stay away from them?

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