Obama - Mccain Campaign Issue Test

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Barack Obama Quizzes & Trivia

Students have been reading about the Obama anf McCain views on six topics. These questions are to test their comprehension of the material.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Both candidates voted for and support the No Child Left Behind law that was passed in 2001.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    _______________  wants parents to have more school choice. He believes that parents should be allowed to choose their child's school.
    • A. 

      Obama

    • B. 

      McCain

  • 3. 
    ________________  wants schools to improve but says NCLB needs more funds to make improvements and it too much about testing.
    • A. 

      Obama

    • B. 

      McCain

  • 4. 
    __________________  does not believe in school choice because it would mean some public schools would lose money.  He wants to give more funding to public schools.
    • A. 

      McCain

    • B. 

      Obama

  • 5. 
    _________________  believes greenhouse gases add to global warming and would put a limit on the amount that companies could produce.  He would allow companies to pollute beyond the limits if they had a permit. He also believes that the government should find new forms of energy that do not produce greenhouse gases.
    • A. 

      McCain

    • B. 

      Obama

  • 6. 
    _________________  believes greenhouse gases add to global warming and would put a limit on the amount that companies could produce.  He wants companies that pollute beyond the limits set by the government to buy a permit. The money from the permits would help fund the development of new forms of energy that do not produce greenhouse gases.
    • A. 

      McCain

    • B. 

      Obama

  • 7. 
    Under ______________  the insurance companies would still provide insurance and it would be paid for by indivduals/employers.  The govenment would encourage new systems and technology to make the health care system work better to bring health care costs down.  This would bring insurance fees down and make them more affordable.
    • A. 

      Obama

    • B. 

      McCain

  • 8. 
    There would be a new national insurance under __________________ plan but insurance companies would still provide the insurance.  In most cases, individuals/employers would still pay for the insurance but the plan would be overseen by the government. The govenment would encourage new systems and technology to make the health care system work better to bring health care costs down.  This would bring insurance fees down and make them more affordable.
    • A. 

      Obama's

    • B. 

      McCain's

  • 9. 
    ______________ plan would have the government set up a company to work with insurance companies to provide lower-cost health care for people who could not afford insurance.
    • A. 

      Obama's

    • B. 

      McCain's

  • 10. 
    ______________ plan would have the government pay part of the cost of insurance for people  who could not afford insurance or for children.   Insurance would be required for children.
    • A. 

      Obama's

    • B. 

      McCain's

  • 11. 
    ________________________  believes the war has made Iraq more violent and the world less safe. He does not support the war and believes that our troops should withdraw from Iraq. He believes that security in Iraq can be achieved if the U.S. works with leaders in the region to encourage peace and stability in and around Iraq.
    • A. 

      McCain

    • B. 

      Obama

  • 12. 
    I want to build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030 and drill for for offshore oil to help end America's dependence on foreign oil by 2025.  I am ______________________.
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      John McCain

  • 13. 
    I think that more nuclear power plants are needs but I am worried about nuclear waste.  I support some offshore drilling but only if the government is also looking into renewable energy to reduce oil use by one-third by 2030.  I am __________________________________
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      John McCain

  • 14. 
    _______________________  wants to promote new sources of energy by lowering taxes for people who have electric cars. He wants the government to develop cleaner energy sources.
    • A. 

      John McCain

    • B. 

      Barack Obama

  • 15. 
    Under ___________________________ economic plan everyone would get a tax cut but the wealthy would get the largest tax cut.  He wants to reduce taxes on companies and make rules that make it difficult for the government to pass new tax increases.  He also wants to increase the tax deduction amounts for families that have children.
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      John McCain

  • 16. 
    _____________________  economic plan would give tax cuts to everyone making under $227,000 a year and tax increases to those who make above $227,000 a year.  He wants to increase the minimum wage and increase the tax credit amounts for workers. 
    • A. 

      Barack Obama's

    • B. 

      John McCain's

  • 17. 
    You have been reading about John McCain and Barack Obama's view over six different campaign topics. A.  List the topic and candidates views that are the most similar. B.  Give example why you think they are similar.
  • 18. 
    You have been reading about John McCain and Barack Obama's view over six different campaign topics. A.  List the topic and views of the candidates where they have the most differences. B.  Give example why you think they are different.