Bell Ringer - Elections

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Bell Ringer - Elections

Obama calls on Democrats to vote on Tuesday By the CNN Wire Staff October 31, 2010 4:56 p. M. EDT Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Sunday implored Democrats to get out and vote this week in his final campaign speech for the upcoming congressional elections. With his party expected to lose seats in both chambers, and perhaps its House majority, Obama told a rally at Cleveland State University that the only way to ensure continued policies intended to help working-class Americans was to keep Democrats in power. "There is no doubt that this is a difficult election," Obama said in acknowledging the tough political climate for Tuesday's voting


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It can be reasonably inferred from the passage that Obama’s primary concern among Republicans is that they will:
    • A. 

      Encourage cooperation among the political parties

    • B. 

      Attempt to lose as many seats in congress as possible

    • C. 

      Knock on the doors of neighbords, call friends to ensure people cast ballots

    • D. 

      Focus only on winning elections and not improving the country

  • 2. 
    It can be reasonably inferred from the passage that these elections are important because they will decide:
    • A. 

      Who will become President in 2012

    • B. 

      Which party will control congress

    • C. 

      That the winning political party will be supported by all Americans

    • D. 

      Whether or not Joe Biden will continue to be Vice President

  • 3. 
    According to the passage, Obama will be optimistic if which of the following happens?
    • A. 

      That all those who voted for him in the 2008 election come out and vote

    • B. 

      The Democratic Party is expected to lose seats in the House and Senate

    • C. 

      That Republicans will refuse to compromise

    • D. 

      That the Republican party will control the House of Representatives