Who's Looking Out For You? Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Bill O'Reilly (commentator)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Bill, what types of images and sounds flood television and radio?
(a) Greed and corruption.
(b) Violence and greed.
(c) Violence, greed, and corruption.
(d) Violence and corruption.

2. How does Bill view the media in the cultural battle taking place?
(a) They are trying to be on both sides.
(b) They are on neither side.
(c) They are on the right side.
(d) They are on the wrong side.

3. Which company does Bill use as an example of the government's inability to run an effective business?
(a) Swift.
(b) Union Pacific.
(c) Amtrak.
(d) Steam.

4. What type of slant does Fox News have with its programming?
(a) Libertarian.
(b) Liberal.
(c) Patriotic.
(d) Conservative.

5. According to Bill, what effect does having children out of wedlock have?
(a) It has no effect on the children or the parents.
(b) It does a disservice to the children.
(c) It does a disservice to the parents.
(d) It has a positive effect on the children.

6. Which one of the following does Bill not consider a good journalist?
(a) John Stossel.
(b) Dan Rather.
(c) Peter Jennings.
(d) Tim Russert.

7. What is the example Bill gives in Chapter 2 to illustrate the importance of trust in a friendship?
(a) A person who was constantly afraid that a friend of theirs would take advantage of them.
(b) A person who tried to take advantage of a friend of his.
(c) A person who tried to take advantage of him.
(d) A person who was taken advantage of by someone he considered a friend.

8. According to Bill, what is considered "oppressive" in public schools?
(a) The teaching of history.
(b) The competitive games in gym class.
(c) The teaching of morality.
(d) The curriculum in schools located in wealthier neighborhoods.

9. What does Bill state is the hardest part of looking back at bad parents?
(a) Learning to drop the anger and bitterness.
(b) Learning to appreciate the positive things.
(c) Learning from their mistakes.
(d) Learning why they made mistakes.

10. What suggestion does Bill make in evaluating friends?
(a) Watch how they treat themselves.
(b) Watch how they treat other people.
(c) Listen to how they talk about themselves.
(d) Listen to how they talk about other people.

11. At the time Who's Looking Out for You? was written, what percentage of American children were born out of wedlock?
(a) Forty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Twenty.

12. When Who's Looking Out for You? was written, how many unaccountable illegal aliens were estimated to be in the country?
(a) Five million.
(b) Three million.
(c) Over eight million.
(d) Under four million.

13. What word does Bill use to describe nature because it points to the existence of a higher power?
(a) Amazing.
(b) Complex.
(c) Inspiring.
(d) Simple.

14. What kind of people does Bill think should not be "fixed"?
(a) People who consistently demonstrate bad behavior.
(b) People who have demonstrated selfish behavior one to five times.
(c) People who have demonstrated selfish behavior one time.
(d) People who consistently demonstrate odd behavior.

15. Which one of the following is not listed by Bill as a way that religion can help people?
(a) It helps people prosper financially.
(b) It helps people make moral distinctions.
(c) It helps people get through life.
(d) It helps people deal with stress.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bill, what was his father's downfall?

2. As Bill states at the end of Chapter 1, what is the primary responsibility of a parent?

3. How many years did Bill's father work hard at a place where he was suspicious of everyone?

4. When Who's Looking Out for You? was written, what percentage of Americans attended a church?

5. What was the original intent of the Founders of the Constitution, pertaining to religion?

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