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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 name did O'Rourke give to the town where he lives?
2. O'Rourke visited a filthy, smelly, government-subsidized apartment complex in what city?
3. Who wrote the pamphlet called "'The Poor among Us--Challenge and Opportunity"?
(a) Stewart Matthews.
(b) Maxwell Stewart.
(c) Stuart Marx.
(d) Max Stephens.
4. How much money does O'Rourke believe the government wastes on farm subsidies?
(a) Billions of dollars.
(b) Hundreds of thousands of dollars.
(c) Hundreds of millions of dollars.
(d) Millions of dollars.
5. How many ninth graders were at the high school in O'Rourke's town?
Short Answer Questions
1. A woman at the housing rally who said she was homeless had how many kids?
2. O'Rourke says the middle class has no reason to be concerned about what drug?
3. Every year, O'Rourke attended a meeting of his hometown where people crowd into where?
4. What percent of poor people in America own telephones, according to George Gilder?
5. What drug does O'Rourke says makes one acutely sensitive?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author mean when he says that Americans live a "whiffle life"?
2. How does O'Rourke feel about Panama when he goes there in the wake of Operation Just Cause?
3. Why does O'Rourke fault environmentalists for making "big business" out to be the enemy?
4. How does O'Rourke describe the USS Mobile Bay?
5. Describe O'Rourke's experience when he joined the Guardian Angels on a drug den raid.
6. Explain how the government wastes billions of dollars on farm subsidies, according to O'Rourke.
7. Why does O'Rourke seem to think his family was stronger because they were not given any help?
8. How does O'Rourke feel about the war in Afghanistan?
9. Who does O'Rourke blame for the savings and loan collapse?
10. How does O'Rourke see a connection between the fear of crack cocaine in America and racism?
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