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?
What techniques does the author use to offer up his metaphor of the government's similarities to King George III? What are some of the examples he gives to support his claims? What does he say the founding fathers disagreed with King George III about?
Look at the significance of Jesse Jackson. What characteristics did O'Rourke see in Jackson that he was impressed by? What techniques does the author use to show that he is impressed by Jackson? Why does the author mention Jackson? What is he trying to say about him and about politicians in general?
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.
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