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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mamet writes in Chapter 24: Arrested Development that while teaching a drama course, Mamet encountered students who didn't want the villain of a story to be what?
(a) An Australian.
(b) A Jew.
(c) An Arab.
(d) An American.

2. Mamet writes in Chapter 29: The Family, that the family is the single-most important unit for transmitting what?
(a) Love.
(b) Cultural information.
(c) Information about justice.
(d) Political views.

3. In what year did the stock market crash, leading to the Great Depression?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1926.
(c) 1922.
(d) 1929.

4. Karl Marx was quoted for saying that "from each according to his ability, to each according to his" what?
(a) Want.
(b) Need.
(c) Beliefs.
(d) Means.

5. In Chapter 32: The Street Sweeper and the Surgeon, or Marxism Examined, Mamet claims that while it's absurd to judge that someone is not capable of a certain position because of his race, it is just as absurd to do what?
(a) Assume the same based on their religion.
(b) Assume the same based on their sex.
(c) Hold an election for the position.
(d) Push someone into a position who is not suited for it just because of his race.

6. Mamet writes in Chapter 31: Breatharian that government did not invent what nor can it oversee it effectively?
(a) Religion.
(b) Homosexuality.
(c) The automobile industry.
(d) The film industry.

7. U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War ended in what year?
(a) 1975.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1973.

8. Mamet claims in Chapter 26: Feminism, that the left's dislike of Sarah Palin is in large part because she is what?
(a) A "worker".
(b) Smart.
(c) Pretty.
(d) Alaskan.

9. 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 White Flag Amendment.
(b) The Victory Amendment.
(c) The Case-Church Amendment.
(d) The Bring Our Kids Home Amendment.

10. Roughly when did the Cold War begin?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1956.
(d) 1972.

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

12. What refers to a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that acts in their shared self-interest?
(a) Church gathering.
(b) Gang initiation.
(c) State legislature.
(d) Community organizing.

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) Subjective.
(b) Psychic.
(c) Incentive.
(d) Intuiion.

14. In what year was Sarah Palin appointed Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission?
(a) 2000.
(b) 1995.
(c) 2005.
(d) 2003.

15. Mamet claims in Chapter 37: Late Revelations that the Obama campaign slogans suggested that change happens without what?
(a) Consequences.
(b) Reason.
(c) Effort.
(d) Warning.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Who did David Mamet claim was a brilliant actress and comedienne but failed to meet the standards of the feminists of her day in Chapter 26: Feminism?

3. Who wrote the Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford?

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

5. When was Karl Marx born?

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