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LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) -

It's quiz time.  A chance to test your memory on the back porch or hammock at your chalet up north.

The following questions are from a variety of blogs that have appeared here over the last year or so.  Five points for each right answer with the answers at the bottom of this column.

1. When GOP House members threatened to withhold state aide to universities that rewrote their faculty contracts to avoid the Right to Work law, which was the first school to fold?
A. Oakland University
B. Michigan State
C. Ferris State
D. Northern Michigan
E. None of the above.

2. Why did state Democratic Party chair Mark Brewer leave his post after being the longest serving state Democratic chair in the country?
A. organized labor wanted a change
B. he was finally term limited out
C. he left to form his own political consulting firm
D. Cliff Taylor's car finally broke down
E. None of the above.
 
3. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently refused to take a stance on what controversial issue?
A. whether he would challenge Gov. Snyder for governor next year
B. sending in a special prosecutor to probe the IRS spying scandal in D.C.
C. legalizing marijuana
D. permitting guns in schools
E. None of the above

4. Why did Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer bow out of the governor's race next year?
A. her internal polling data strongly hinted she could not win
B. she was afraid that a women could not be elected thanks to former Gov. Jennifer Granholm
C. her new husband put his foot down and said no way
D. her dad said she should wait to run in four years
E. None of the above

5. Why didn't creation of the state lottery solve the state's school financial woes?
A. not enough people buy tickets each week
B. lawmakers use most of the profits for other state programs
C. you can't sell enough tickets to fund education
D. 90% of the lottery profits go back into the prize bin.
E. None of the above.

6. Governor Snyder had a conversation with President Barack Obama.  What did they discuss?
A. Why Mitt Romney was loosing in Michigan
B. How to fund the international bridge between Detroit and Canada
C. How their kids were handling life in the political fish bowl
D. How to save the City of Detroit from bankruptcy.
E. None of the above

7. Due to the sequester in Washington what federal service/program may be cut in Michigan next year?
A. Blue Angels at the Cherry Festival
B. Federal aid to the aforementioned bridge to Canada
C. The Air National Guard base in the U.P.
D. ADC payments
E. None of the above

8. Last December Gov. Rick Snyder said he was willing to take a look at the following:
A. eliminating some of the 9-1-1 emergency call centers around the state
B. creation of a commission for the next round of  debates in the governor's race
C. by inference promising to veto a repeal of the prevailing wage law
D. to establish a working relationship with the senate Democratic leader
E. None of the above.

9. During a rare appearance on statewide Public TV, First Lady Sue Snyder recounted a recent U-of-M basketball game in which a player fell into her lap on a ring side seat.  What did she blurt out?
A. He's not from MSU is he?
B. He's got a big foot
C. Can he dunk, too?
D. Honey let's not sit here anymore
E. None of the above.

10. Which of the six proposals last November saw the most money spent on it?
A. Renewal energy
B. The extensive labor rights question
C. The bridge
D. The home care worker proposal
E. None of the above


Answers:
1.  C
2.  A
3.  D
4.  E…she did not run because of her two young daughters and new husband
5.  C
6.  E…the governor and president discussed Right to Work
7.  A
8.  B
9.  E…after the state police seemed more interested in whether the governor was hurt she blurted out, "What about me?"
10. D

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