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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. At what time of day was George H. W. Bush's 1991 budget finally "hammered out"?
(a) 10:15 p.m.
(b) 5:07 a.m.
(c) 3:47 p.m.
(d) 6:58 a.m.

2. What are the speeches called that O'Rourke heard when he visited the House of Representatives?
(a) Five minutes.
(b) One minutes.
(c) 10 minutes.
(d) Three minutes.

3. What television program ran a story about "runaway car syndrome" in an Audi model?
(a) "The Today Show."
(b) "NBC Nightly News."
(c) "60 Minutes."
(d) "Dateline."

4. Who did O'Rourke credit with George H. W. Bush's meteoric rise to popularity?
(a) The media.
(b) His overzealous fans.
(c) His wife.
(d) School teachers.

5. Who was the presidential candidate for the Republicans when O'Rourke visited the political conventions of both parties?
(a) Dukakis.
(b) Carter.
(c) Bush.
(d) Reagan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What political party did Lloyd Bentsen belong to?

2. Where was the Republican convention held that O'Rourke attended?

3. When all the delegates from both political parties get together, O'Rourke says they act like what club members?

4. For which presidential candidate did Lloyd Bentsen run as vice president?

5. O'Rourke recalls shadowing whom for a day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does O'Rourke say is the best way to truly understand the function of government?

2. How does O'Rourke describe the partnership between Dukakis and Bentson?

3. Describe the world O'Rourke envisions when he points out the flaws of the "majority rules" system.

4. Describe O'Rourke's experience with the Young Americans Ball.

5. What examples does O'Rourke give to say that America's government now embodies the same tyrannical bent that compelled the American colonies to secede from England?

6. How does O'Rourke feel about George H. W. Bush's 1991 budget?

7. Why does O'Rourke seem to believe that being a congressman is a thankless job?

8. How does O'Rourke feel about Jesse Jackson's speech, which he watched from his hotel room?

9. Why does O'Rourke believe that the United States government remains unchecked?

10. How does O'Rourke feel that the American political system is like a Mexican Christmas fiesta?

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