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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Franklin Delano Roosevelt born?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1882.
(c) 1896.
(d) 1863.

2. Although Camp Kawaga in Chicago that Mamet attended was a summer camp for Jewish children, they were forced to take part in what?
(a) Christian events.
(b) Republican events.
(c) Pagan events.
(d) Muslim events.

3. Mamet writes that he did not serve in the military for what reason in Chapter 37: Late Revelations?
(a) He was wealthy.
(b) He moved to Canada.
(c) He moved to Mexico.
(d) He was given a deferment.

4. Mamet claims in Chapter 21: Rumpelstiltskin that the impact of liberal policies will result in what?
(a) The first woman president.
(b) Americans being slaves to the Chinese.
(c) A better economy.
(d) The destruction of our culture.

5. What is defined as an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes?
(a) Society.
(b) Cult.
(c) Postmodernism.
(d) Multiculturalism.

6. In Chapter 30: Naturally Evolved Institutions, Mamet writes that liberals want to make the world fair by giving what to those with less ability or who are perceived to have been disadvantaged by society?
(a) Free education.
(b) An advantage.
(c) Gold.
(d) Money.

7. To what office was Sarah Palin elected in 1992?
(a) Governor of Alaska.
(b) Russian Diplomat.
(c) Wasilla City Council.
(d) State Senator of Alaska.

8. What is defined as the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.?
(a) Ancient history.
(b) Racism.
(c) Culture.
(d) Society.

9. Dred Scott v. Sandford was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants, whether or not they were slaves) could never be what?
(a) Republicans.
(b) Christians.
(c) U.S. citizens.
(d) Slave owners.

10. What book is Karl Marx most well-known for writing?
(a) The World According to Garp.
(b) The Socialist Manifesto.
(c) The Communist Manifesto.
(d) Mein Kampf.

11. Mamet writes in Chapter 33: Self-Evident Truth that our nation has been the most successful in history because our laws are built upon the concept that compassion and greed in the hands of the state will result in what?
(a) Classes.
(b) Bliss.
(c) Fueding.
(d) Misery.

12. Mamet claims in Chapter 33: Self-Evident Truth, that the people should save their abstract such as hope and their spiritual beliefs for what?
(a) Politics.
(b) The dinner table.
(c) The weekend.
(d) Religion.

13. What is defined as something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity?
(a) Incentive.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Psychic.
(d) Intuiion.

14. Where was Karl Marx born?
(a) London, England.
(b) Madrid, Spain.
(c) Prague, Czech Republic.
(d) Trier, Kingdom of Prussia.

15. What was the name of legislation approved by the U.S. Congress in that prohibited further U.S. military activity in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia?
(a) The Bring Our Kids Home Amendment.
(b) The Victory Amendment.
(c) The Case-Church Amendment.
(d) The White Flag Amendment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mamet define as the practice of indicting and assaulting others for their opinions or for sometimes just stating the truth in Chapter 24: Arrested Development?

2. What book did David Mamet write about filmmaking?

3. Mamet's father only finished how many years of community college before he bluffed his way into law school?

4. Roughly when did the Cold War begin?

5. The main effects of the decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford in history were the rise of the Republican Party over what party?

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