Are You Ready For The Election?

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By CoMissourian
C
CoMissourian
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 3 | Total Attempts: 604
Questions: 25 | Attempts: 121

SettingsSettingsSettings
Are You Ready For The Election? - Quiz

How much do you know about the local candidates and the propositions on this year's ballot? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If Proposition B passes, how much would the tax on a pack of name-brand cigarettes increase? 

    • A.

      50 cents

    • B.

      73 cents

    • C.

      $1

    Correct Answer
    B. 73 cents
    Explanation
    Prices on value brands would go up by $1.30.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which candidate for state treasurer founded the Downsizing State Government Committee in 2008?

    • A.

      Cole McNary

    • B.

      Clint Zweifel

    Correct Answer
    A. Cole McNary
    Explanation
    Cole McNary is the correct answer because he is the candidate for state treasurer who founded the Downsizing State Government Committee in 2008.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    A former journalist, this state Senate candidate thinks many politicians are naive about their accountability to the public and their relationships with the press. He or she tries to remind political leaders that the journalist's role "is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. And now I am the comfortable.” 

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary Still
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the correct answer is Mary Still. The description states that the state Senate candidate believes that politicians are naive about their accountability to the public and their relationships with the press. This suggests that the candidate has a background in journalism and understands the importance of the press in holding politicians accountable. The quote about comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable further supports the idea that the candidate is focused on advocating for the public and challenging those in power. Therefore, the correct answer is Mary Still.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    This state Senate candidate wants to expand Medicaid eligibility in Missouri through the federal Affordable Care Act. He or she believes that more people getting preventive care would ultimately save the state money. "And there's the added benefit that more people (would) get health care. That's a sideline that nobody seems to care about, but it's also a reality.”

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary Still
    Explanation
    Mary Still is the correct answer because she wants to expand Medicaid eligibility in Missouri through the federal Affordable Care Act. She believes that this expansion would result in more people receiving preventive care, which would ultimately save the state money. Additionally, she mentions that the added benefit of expanding Medicaid is that more people would have access to healthcare, which she believes is an important aspect that is often overlooked.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which state Senate candidate worked as a doorman, bartender and later manager at the Blue Note while earning an undergraduate degree at MU? 

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    B. Kurt Schaefer
    Explanation
    Kurt Schaefer is the correct answer because he is the state Senate candidate who worked as a doorman, bartender, and later manager at the Blue Note while earning an undergraduate degree at MU.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    “For everything you regulate, there is a corresponding cost," this state Senate candidate said. A former prosecuting attorney who earned a master's degree in environmental law in Vermont, this candidate believes many environmental regulations suffer from the law of diminishing returns and end up costing more than they're worth.

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    B. Kurt Schaefer
    Explanation
    Schaefer got his law degree from Vermont Law School, and graduated magna cum laude with a master's degree in environmental law.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    This state Senate candidate thinks mental health has taken disproportionate funding cuts over time. “There are a lot of policies that would be nice to fund, but you have to look at those areas where, if you don’t fund it, people are literally left out in the cold...We have to fund mental health.”

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    B. Kurt Schaefer
    Explanation
    Kurt Schaefer is the correct answer because he is the state Senate candidate who believes that mental health has taken disproportionate funding cuts over time. He emphasizes the importance of funding mental health and highlights the consequences of not providing adequate funding, stating that people are "literally left out in the cold." This indicates that he prioritizes mental health funding and recognizes the impact it has on individuals who need mental health services.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    This state Senate candidate is an outspoken opponent of high-interest “payday” loans.

    • A.

      Mary Still

    • B.

      Kurt Schaefer

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary Still
    Explanation
    Although she hasn't yet passed any legislation to reform that industry, she considers her efforts toward reform something she is most proud of as a legislator.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    This candidate for Northern District Boone County commissioner takes care of horses in his or her free time.

    • A.

      Don Bormann

    • B.

      Janet Thompson

    Correct Answer
    B. Janet Thompson
    Explanation
    Her horses have won many awards across the country.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    This candidate for Northern District Boone County commissioner thinks that working as a surveyor has given him or her a deep knowledge of county development issues.

    • A.

      Don Bormann

    • B.

      Janet Thompson

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Bormann
    Explanation
    Bormann has worked as a surveyor since the 1980s.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    This candidate for 4th District U.S. representative works the graveyard shift at Walmart.

    • A.

      Thomas Holbrook

    • B.

      Vicky Hartzler

    • C.

      Teresa Hensley

    Correct Answer
    A. Thomas Holbrook
    Explanation
    Holbrook meets potential constituents at his job.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Which candidate for the 4th District U.S. representative said: “I can say, in the House, we passed five bills that say 'let’s use the resources our county’s been blessed with. It’s time to do it.”

    • A.

      Thomas Holbrook

    • B.

      Vicky Hartzler

    • C.

      Teresa Hensley

    Correct Answer
    B. Vicky Hartzler
    Explanation
    Hartzler (R) is the incumbent. In this quote she is referring to using natural resources. One example she used is the proposed Keystone Pipeline that the Obama Administration failed to approve.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Which candidate for the 4th District U.S. representative said about Paul Ryan’s proposed budget: “When they go out in public, they (members of Congress) ought to be ashamed about this mean-spirited budget.” 

    • A.

      Thomas Holbrook

    • B.

      Vicky Hartzler

    • C.

      Teresa Hensley

    Correct Answer
    C. Teresa Hensley
    Explanation
    Teresa Hensley is the correct answer because she is the candidate for the 4th District U.S. representative who criticized Paul Ryan's proposed budget as "mean-spirited". The statement suggests that members of Congress should feel ashamed of this budget when they present it to the public.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    This lieutenant governor candidate thinks a balanced budget cannot be achieved through spending cuts alone.

    • A.

      Susan Montee (D)

    • B.

      Cynthia Davis (C)

    • C.

      Matthew Copple (L)

    • D.

      Peter Kinder (R)

    Correct Answer
    A. Susan Montee (D)
    Explanation
    "We can't just cut our way out of every shortfall," Montee said during a Columbia rally at Shakespeare's.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    This lieutenant governor candidate has the maximum number of Facebook Friends allowed for a personal page, which is 5000.

    • A.

      Susan Montee (D)

    • B.

      Cynthia Davis (C)

    • C.

      Matthew Copple (L)

    • D.

      Peter Kinder (R)

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter Kinder (R)
    Explanation
    He's a popular guy and the incumbent.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Which candidate for Southern District Boone County commissioner used to be a farmer?

    • A.

      James Pounds

    • B.

      Karen Miller

    Correct Answer
    B. Karen Miller
    Explanation
    Karen Miller is the correct answer because the question asks which candidate used to be a farmer. Since Karen Miller is the only candidate mentioned and there is no mention of James Pounds being a farmer, it can be inferred that Karen Miller is the candidate who used to be a farmer.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    Which candidate for the 44th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives has four degrees, all of which he earned at MU?

    • A.

      Ken Jacob

    • B.

      Caleb Rowden

    Correct Answer
    A. Ken Jacob
    Explanation
    Jacob has a bachelor of science in education, a masters degrees in education and public administration and a doctorate, all from MU.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Which candidate for the U.S. Senate is the only one to clearly state support for gay marriage?

    • A.

      Todd Akin

    • B.

      Claire McCaskill

    • C.

      Jonathan Dine

    Correct Answer
    C. Jonathan Dine
    Explanation
    Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine is the only one of the three to clearly express support for gay marriage. Incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill has distanced herself from the issue and avoided stating her position. Republican Todd Akin does not support gay marriage and has voted for constitutional amendments banning it.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Do U.S. Senate candidates Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill differ in their opinion on whether to extend the Bush era tax cuts?

    • A.

      Yes: Claire McCaskill does not support extending the Bush era tax cuts. Todd Akin does.

    • B.

      Yes: Todd Akin does not support extending the Bush era tax cuts. Claire McCaskill does.

    • C.

      Yes: Both candidates support extending the Bush era tax cuts, but McCaskill believes the extensions should apply only to families earning less than $250,000.

    • D.

      No: The candidates do not differ. Neither candidate supports extending the Bush tax cuts.

    • E.

      No: Both candidates support extending the Bush era tax cuts and do not differ in how to apply the cuts.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes: Both candidates support extending the Bush era tax cuts, but McCaskill believes the extensions should apply only to families earning less than $250,000.
    Explanation
    Both candidates, Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill, support extending the Bush era tax cuts. However, McCaskill believes that the extensions should only apply to families earning less than $250,000. This indicates that while they both agree on the general idea of extending the tax cuts, they differ in their approach and criteria for who should benefit from them.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    What would Proposition E on the Nov. 6 ballot do?

    • A.

      Raise the license fees on Missouri casinos and direct the new revenue toward education.

    • B.

      Restore caps on campaign contributions

    • C.

      Prohibit the state from establishing a state-based health insurance exchange

    • D.

      Establish a committee to draft a home-rule charter for Boone County

    Correct Answer
    C. Prohibit the state from establishing a state-based health insurance exchange
    Explanation
    Proposition E on the Nov. 6 ballot would prohibit the state from establishing a state-based health insurance exchange. This means that the state would not be allowed to create its own marketplace for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance plans. Instead, residents would have to rely on the federal health insurance exchange.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    This candidate for the 46th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is earned his Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 707 in Columbia.

    • A.

      Stephen Webber

    • B.

      Fred Berry

    Correct Answer
    A. Stephen Webber
    Explanation
    Stephen Webber is the correct answer because he is the candidate for the 46th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives who earned his Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 707 in Columbia. This information suggests that Webber has a history of leadership, dedication, and community involvement, which are qualities often associated with the Eagle Scout rank.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    What would Proposition 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot do?

    • A.

      Eliminate state oversight of the St. Louis Police Department.

    • B.

      Establish a countywide sales tax to fund mental health services for children.

    • C.

      Establish a city sales tax to pay for parks and recreation projects.

    • D.

      Raise the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

    Correct Answer
    B. Establish a countywide sales tax to fund mental health services for children.
  • 23. 

    This candidate for the 47th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is fluent in several languages and is manager and owner of Show-Me Language Services.

    • A.

      John Wright

    • B.

      Mitch Richards

    Correct Answer
    B. Mitch Richards
    Explanation
    Mitch Richards is the correct answer because the question states that the candidate for the 47th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is fluent in several languages and is the manager and owner of Show-Me Language Services. Since John Wright is not mentioned to have these qualifications, Mitch Richards is the most suitable candidate for the position.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    This candidate for the 46th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives said one of his priorities would be to "stand in the way of the federal government that puts mandates on states that can't afford it."  

    • A.

      Stephen Webber

    • B.

      Fred Berry

    Correct Answer
    B. Fred Berry
  • 25. 

    This candidate for the 47th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives helped establish a Montessori preschool at Grant Elementary School.    

    • A.

      John Wright

    • B.

      Mitch Richards

    Correct Answer
    A. John Wright
    Explanation
    John Wright is the correct answer because he helped establish a Montessori preschool at Grant Elementary School. This suggests that he has experience and knowledge in the field of education, specifically in the Montessori approach. This experience could be valuable in the role of a representative as it shows his dedication to improving education and providing quality early childhood education opportunities for the community.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Jan 17, 2024
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Oct 19, 2012
    Quiz Created by
    CoMissourian
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.