Democracy Decoded: The Midterm Elections Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the 2010 elections. Dive into the heart of democratic processes with our 'Vote Voices: The Midterm Elections Quiz.' This quiz is your guide to understanding the significance, dynamics, and historical context of midterm elections. Explore pivotal moments, political landscapes, and key players shaping these crucial democratic events. Whether you're a political enthusiast or seeking to grasp the impact of midterm elections, this quiz provides an insightful examination. Challenge yourself with questions that unravel the complexities of midterm politics, testing your knowledge and awareness of the democratic heartbeat during these pivotal electoral moments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As Hendrik Hertzberg mentions in his piece on the midterm elections, what per cent of the House and the Senate are currently Democratic?

    • A.

      Sixty-one; fifty-one

    • B.

      Sixty; sixty

    • C.

      Fifty-nine; fifty-nine

    • D.

      Fifty-nine; fifty-one

    Correct Answer
    C. Fifty-nine; fifty-nine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fifty-nine; fifty-nine." This means that currently, 59% of the House and 59% of the Senate are Democratic.

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  • 2. 

    Which candidate dropped his surname while campaigning in order to distance himself from his father?

    • A.

      Rory Reid, running for governor in Nevada

    • B.

      Ben Quayle, running for Congress in Arizona

    • C.

      Rand Paul, running for Senate in Kentucky

    • D.

      Andrew Cuomo, running for governor in New York

    Correct Answer
    A. Rory Reid, running for governor in Nevada
    Explanation
    Read more on the "Rory" campaign.

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  • 3. 

    Who has NOT had his military record challenged?

    • A.

      Richard Blumenthal, running for governor in Connecticut

    • B.

      Carl Paladino, running for governor in New York

    • C.

      Mark Kirk, running for Senate in Illinois

    • D.

      Allen West, running for Congress in Florida

    Correct Answer
    D. Allen West, running for Congress in Florida
    Explanation
    The question asks which candidate has not had their military record challenged. The answer is Allen West, running for Congress in Florida. This means that there have been no challenges or controversies regarding Allen West's military record.

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  • 4. 

    Rock guitarist Ted Nugent, who wore a confederate flag shirt to the Inaugural Ball for Texas Governor Rick Perry, is campaigning for which Republican candidate?

    • A.

      John Raese, running for Senate in West Virginia

    • B.

      Bill Flores, running for Congress in Texas

    • C.

      Robert Steele, running for Congress in Michigan

    • D.

      Rick Snyder, running for governor in Michigan

    Correct Answer
    A. John Raese, running for Senate in West Virginia
  • 5. 

    To which Democratic incumbent did Bruce Springsteen donate twenty-four hundred dollars?

    • A.

      John Hall, a congressman from New York

    • B.

      John Adler, a congressman from New Jersey

    • C.

      Joe Sestak, a senator from Pennsylvania

    • D.

      Kirsten Gillibrand, a senator from New York

    Correct Answer
    A. John Hall, a congressman from New York
    Explanation
    Hall is also a rocker: he was a guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of the nineteen-seventies band Orleans. He also played as a member of the John Hall Band and Gulf Stream Night.

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  • 6. 

    Which candidate suggested improving his state’s economy by having people make dolls of him?

    • A.

      Christine O’Donnell, running for Senate in Delaware

    • B.

      Alvin Greene, running for Senate in South Caroliona

    • C.

      Butch Otter, running for governor in Idaho

    • D.

      Krystal Ball, running for Congress in Virginia

    Correct Answer
    B. Alvin Greene, running for Senate in South Caroliona
    Explanation
    Ball and Otter may not have suggested it, but given their names the toy options are exciting.

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  • 7. 

    What question was Jan Brewer asked that made her freeze up during a debate?

    • A.

      How can you prevent racial profiling under your state’s new immigration law?

    • B.

      Why wouldn’t you recant the comment you made earlier about the beheadings in the desert?

    • C.

      Can you explain the bandage on your collarbone?

    • D.

      The freeze-up occurred during her opening remarks.

    Correct Answer
    D. The freeze-up occurred during her opening remarks.
    Explanation
    Watch the clip.

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  • 8. 

    Which candidate said, “No, I never was involved with forcibly drugging people”?

    • A.

      Rand Paul, running for Senate in Kentucky

    • B.

      Kristin Davis, running for governor in New York

    • C.

      Alvin Greene, running for Senate in South Carolina

    • D.

      Linda McMahon, running for governor in Connecticut

    Correct Answer
    A. Rand Paul, running for Senate in Kentucky
    Explanation
    Rand Paul, running for Senate in Kentucky, is the correct answer because he denied ever being involved with forcibly drugging people. The other candidates listed in the options are not relevant to the statement made in the question.

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  • 9. 

    For what office is a former “Real World” contestant running?

    • A.

      Governor of Alaska

    • B.

      Attorney General of California

    • C.

      Attorney General of Wisconsin

    • D.

      Congressman from Wisconsin

    Correct Answer
    D. Congressman from Wisconsin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Congressman from Wisconsin. This means that the former "Real World" contestant is running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives representing the state of Wisconsin.

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  • 10. 

    An ad supporting John Raese, the Republican Senate candidate in West Virginia, had a casting call seeking what?

    • A.

      Children who can pronounce his name

    • B.

      Dogs that can “raft our state’s whitewater rapids”

    • C.

      Actors with “a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look”

    • D.

      Black people who aren’t “scary”

    Correct Answer
    C. Actors with “a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is actors with "a 'Hicky' Blue Collar look". This suggests that the ad was looking for actors who portrayed a certain stereotype of working-class individuals. The use of the term "Hicky" implies a derogatory and offensive portrayal of this group of people.

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  • 11. 

    According to Harry Reid, “but for” him, we would all what?

    • A.

      “be calling Hillary Clinton Madam President.”

    • B.

      “still be looking for Saddam Hussein.”

    • C.

      “be in a worldwide depression.”

    • D.

      “have no Internet.”

    Correct Answer
    C. “be in a worldwide depression.”
  • 12. 

    About whom did Carl Paladino say, “Fuck him”?

    • A.

      The New York Post’s Fred Dicker

    • B.

      Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

    • C.

      Attorney General Eric Holder

    • D.

      His opponent, Andrew Cuomo

    Correct Answer
    C. Attorney General Eric Holder
    Explanation
    Carl Paladino said, "Fuck him" about Attorney General Eric Holder.

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  • 13. 

    Where was the reporter from the Alaska Dispatch when Joe Miller’s security guard handcuffed him for “trespassing”?

    • A.

      A public middle school

    • B.

      A high-school hockey rink

    • C.

      Miller’s back yard

    • D.

      Miller’s hot tub

    Correct Answer
    A. A public middle school
    Explanation
    The reporter from the Alaska Dispatch was at a public middle school when Joe Miller's security guard handcuffed him for "trespassing".

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  • 14. 

    Which candidate launched his campaign with a “Star Wars” reference?

    • A.

      Harry Reid, running for Senate in Nevada

    • B.

      Andrew Cuomo, running for governor in New York

    • C.

      Meg Whitman, running for governor in California

    • D.

      Jerry Brown, running for governor in California

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew Cuomo, running for governor in New York
    Explanation
    He said, “It’s time the people of the Empire State strike back.”

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  • 15. 

    In his piece on the rise of the Tea Party movement, whom does Ben McGrath identify as “the Paul Revere figure of this Second American Revolution”?

    • A.

      Sarah Palin

    • B.

      Rick Santelli

    • C.

      Glenn Beck

    • D.

      Sean Hannity

    Correct Answer
    B. Rick Santelli
    Explanation
    Ben McGrath identifies Rick Santelli as "the Paul Revere figure of this Second American Revolution" in his piece on the rise of the Tea Party movement.

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