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Mark Twain Political Quotes

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Mark Twain Political Quotes game quiz
"Below are notable quotes about politics and politicians by Mark Twain. Decide which word(s) should go into the blank space(s). More attributable quotes from him in each info section."

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1. What supposition did Mark Twain use in speaking about the US Congress? "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose that you were a member of Congress. But _________________."
    aren't they the same
    then I repeat myself
    then I'd be insulting the idiots
    the idiots would be insulted

2. In the following quotation, who did Mark Twain compare to a taxidermist? "The only difference between the __________ and the taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."
    tax man

3. Mark Twain was also concerned with the rights of man, writing: "No man's life, liberty or property is safe while ___________". What should go in the blank?
    congress is in session
    illegal immigration is tolerated
    the tax man is on the loose
    the legislature is in session

4. What person is Mark Twain comparing Congressmen with in this quotation? "I never can think of _______ without losing my temper. To my mind _______ was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman".
    Benedict Arnold
    Judas Iscariot
    Uriah Heep
    Ebenezer Scrooge

5. Mark Twain mixes food and politics in this quote but what goes in the blank? "The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are _________ ".
    an entire banquet
    likened to garbage
    food for dogs
    enough to make you sick

6. What concerns Mark Twain in this phrase? "The government is not best which secures mere life and property - there is a more valuable thing - _______ ."

7. In this quotation, Mark Twain compares two opposites. "That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals ________ ." Just what follows the word individual?
    at least try

8. Who is Mr. Twain defining here? " ___________ : a person who makes laws in Washington when not doing time."

9. Who does Mark Twain think are "Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft"?
    state judges
    local officials
    public servants
    county clerks

10. Mark Twain describes his experience in the Nevada Territory thus: " of the first achievements of the legislature was to institute a ten-thousand-dollar agricultural fair to show off forty dollars' worth of _______ - however, the Territorial legislature was usually spoken of as the "asylum"". What do they show at the fair?

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Compiled Jun 28 12