27 December 2000
Anne Bargar, Joe Futrelle, William Gillespie, Gina Langhout, Mike Lehman, Bill Wendling

Newspoetry Y2K Year in Review Quiz

Ex-President Bush Says Clinton Been Through a Lot
- an actual headline

1. The year 2000 most resembled the concept album

a. The Wall
b. Tommy
c. The Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind
d. Kilroy Was Here

2. In the presidential election, the American people were given a choice between which candidate?

a. Bush
b. Bush
c. Bush
d. All of the above

3. During the late 1990s, the economy

a. boomed
b. shot up
c. flourished
d. surrendered to the rich

4. During the 1990s, the media became

a. liberal
b. honest
c. impartial
d. none of the above

5. _____________ will star as Al Gore in the made-for-tv-movie about the election.

a. William Shatner
b. William Shatner
c. William Shatner
d. all of the above

6. Punch card holes that don't fall all the way through are called:

a. Chad
b. Bret
c. Al
d. George

7. Which party gained a majority on the County Board for the first time EVER?

a. Republicans
b. Democrats
c. Greens
d. Stingy guys named Scott Tapley

8. Who was retained for George Bush's legal team during the Supreme Court hearings?

a. Ren and Stimpy
b. Justice Scalia's two sons
c. Hillary Rodham Clinton
d. None of the above
e. All of the above

9. Name the United States paper that ran a story about voter irregularities in Flordia.

a. The News-Gazette
b. The New York Times
c. The Chicago Tribune
d. None of the above

10. How many more "votes" did Bush have in Flordia compared to Gore?

a. 1000
b. 100
c. 10
d. unknown

11. Found floating face-down in the Whitehouse pool on Jan. 21:

a. Al Gore
b. Dick Cheney
c. Janet Reno
d. make up your own answer
e. All of the Above

12. Number of people who voted for Nader who subsequently think that Gore will be better than Bush for some reason:

a. I want a recount!
b. Flapjacks...Mmmmm
c. I want a dolly!
d. Fneeh!

13. WTO meetings were disrupted by

a. protestors
b. cops
c. Bill Clinton
d. corporate interests

14. How large was Alan Greenspan's briefcase in 2000?

a. slim
b. adequate
c. vast
d. infinite

15. The real person of the year is

a. Noam
b. Ralph
c. Fidel
d. Karl
e. Hunter S.


1. a
2. d
3. d
4. d
5. d
6. d
7. b
8. b
9. d. No US paper would agree to run the story. finally picked up the story, which was run in the London-based Observer ]
10. d. Because all of the votes were not counted, it is unknown how many votes were cast for Gore vs. Bush. A newspaper counted discarded ballots in a "Republican" district, and the margin between Bush and Gore decreased to 32 votes.
11. d
12. d
13. a
14. a
15. e (livin' hard, layin' low, & survivin' the millenium)

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