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

2. 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) Gold.
(b) Free education.
(c) An advantage.
(d) Money.

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

4. What concept stands on the side of the street sweeper and urges him to ask for more on payday since he gets far less than a physician, according to Mamet in Chapter 32: The Street Sweeper and the Surgeon, or Marxism Examined?
(a) Liberalism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Communism.

5. Who was an American politician and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party and served as the 31st Governor of Illinois?
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Adlai Stevenson II.
(c) Rod Blagojevich.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is defined as a group pattern of habitual activity usually transmitted from one generation to another?

2. When was Saul David Alinsky born?

3. What book did David Mamet write about filmmaking?

4. When was Sarah Palin elected Governor of Alaska?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mamet assert to be the reason for America's success in Chapter 39: The Secret Knowledge? What threatens that success to Mamet?

2. How does Mamet describe his Christian experiences at Kamp Kwaga in Chapter 25: Oakton Manor and Camp Kawaga?

3. How does Mamet describe the impact of the Dred Scott Decision in Chapter 33: Self-Evident Truth?

4. What does Mamet write about his own military experience in Chapter 37: Late Revelations?

5. What does Mamet write about the 2008 housing collapse in Chapter 23: Greed?

6. For what play was Mamet criticized for misogynistic views in Chapter 26: Feminism? What was his response?

7. How did David Mamet's political beliefs evolve throughout his life?

8. What does Mamet claim about the denigration of American culture in Chapter 22: My Father, Al Sharpton, and the Designated Criminal?

9. How has opinion changed regarding the Jewish people, according to Mamet in Chapter 28: Some Personal History?

10. How does Mamet describe the internal sources of America's destruction in Chapter 22: My Father, Al Sharpton, and the Designated Criminal? What external sources does he describe?

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