Quiz: The Midterm Elections

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Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of the 2010 elections.


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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