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

2. For what book is Saul Alinsky most well known?
(a) Rules for Radicals.
(b) Common Sense for Peace.
(c) Justice for Everyone.
(d) Nerds for Freedom.

3. What is a way the government generates revenues and which are based on proportions of earnings which is considered fair, according to Mamet?
(a) Laws.
(b) Charities.
(c) Taxes.
(d) Embargoes.

4. Dred Scott v. Sandford was a ruling from what year?
(a) 1842.
(b) 1811.
(c) 1822.
(d) 1857.

5. The main effects of the decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford in history were the rise of the Republican Party over what party?
(a) The Democratic Party.
(b) The Whig Party.
(c) The Torey Party.
(d) The Green Party.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what office was Sarah Palin elected in 1992?

2. In what year was Sarah Palin appointed Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission?

3. When was Sarah Palin born?

4. Mamet writes in Chapter 33: Self-Evident Truth that American Democracy is based on the belief that what?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mamet relate demagoguery to the Obama campaign in Chapter 33: Self-Evident Truth?

2. From what did the institution of marriage arise, according to Mamet in Chapter 30: Naturally Evolved Institutions?

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

4. What led to the diminishing of conservative Judaism in Mamet's family, as described in Chapter 27: The Ashkenazis?

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. How is Saul Alinsky described in Chapter 37: Late Revelations? What criticism does Mamet have for community organization?

10. How does Mamet relate the benefits of working on a movie set in Chapter 38: Who Does One Think He Is?

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