Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At what time of day was George H. W. Bush's 1991 budget finally "hammered out"?
2. O'Rourke began the sub-section "Attack of the Midget Vote-suckers" by comparing conventions to what?
3. What ball did O'Rourke peek in on where he saw boogying and people playing the electric guitar?
4. 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?
5. When O'Rourke paints a cynical picture of the concept of "majority rule," who does he say that all people will be married to?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does O'Rourke believe that the United States government remains unchecked?
2. Why does O'Rourke say that Blatherboro suffers from stupidity?
3. How does O'Rourke see a connection between the fear of crack cocaine in America and racism?
4. What does O'Rourke mean when he says that Social Security is like the nation picking its own pocket?
5. How does O'Rourke depict Washington journalists?
6. What problems does O'Rourke see with the U.S. Constitution?
7. How does O'Rourke describe the partnership between Dukakis and Bentson?
8. How does O'Rourke describe one-minute speeches?
9. Describe O'Rourke's experience with the Young Americans Ball.
10. How does O'Rourke explain what the Democrats and Republicans believe in?
The purpose of O'Rouke's book is to criticize the U.S. government and explain the problems he sees with it. Based on the ideas he shares in the book, what would O'Rourke's ideal government look like? How would it be run? How would citizens be treated? Use examples from the text to support your claims.
Explore the title of O'Rourke's book. Who is he referring to when he speaks of the "parliament of whores"? Who are the "whores," and why does he use this word to describe this group? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
Explore O'Rourke's view of special interest groups. What does the author dislike about special interest groups? How does he characterize them? How does he characterize the people who are involved in them? What specific groups does he talk about? What problems does he see with them? What role does he believe special interest groups play in the politics?
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