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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. Which state's Circuit Court of Appeals has declared the Pledge of Allegiance "unconstitutional" do to the inclusion of God?
2. Which organization did Bill take issue with after they did not get money raised in a 9/11 fundraiser?
(a) The United Way.
(b) Foundation for American Veterans.
(c) Firefighters Charitable Foundation.
(d) The Red Cross.
3. What is the difference in the budget for the "Big Dig" highway and the actual cost of it?
(a) It was budgeted at $5.6 billion and cost over $10 billion.
(b) It was budgeted at $8.4 billion and cost over $14 billion.
(c) It was budgeted at $2.6 billion and cost over $15 billion.
(d) It was budgeted at $7.8 billion and cost over $12 billion.
4. According to Bill in Chapter 2, what should people not allow to define who they are?
(a) Their job.
(b) Their mistakes.
(c) Their financial situation.
(d) Their friends.
5. What suggestion does Bill make in evaluating friends?
(a) Listen to how they talk about themselves.
(b) Watch how they treat themselves.
(c) Listen to how they talk about other people.
(d) Watch how they treat other people.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Bill describe many of the adults in the United States?
2. How are parents seen when they speak out against promiscuous celebrities?
3. How far back do some of Bill's loyal friendships go?
4. According to Bill, what was his father's downfall?
5. How does Bill find the country compared to the way it was a hundred years ago?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Bill, what type of pity do people spend too much time having? Why is that counterproductive in building good relationships?
2. What are some of the guidelines Bill suggests to parents in Chapter 1?
3. Why is there a gap between legality and irresponsibility in the country?
4. What happened between President Clinton and the FBI Director, Louis Freeh?
5. How does Bill think that people can attract and maintain good friendships?
6. Based on Bill's analysis in Chapter 4, how does the media make parenting more difficult?
7. What example does Bill use to describe how tough it is to trust people, even those considered friends?
8. How did Bill's Catholic School experience contrast with his friends who attended public school?
9. What example does Bill provide of the government's wasteful spending?
10. How does Bill describe President Bush?
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