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Obama Goes to Oslo: The Quiz

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1. President Obama will begin his Nobel Peace Prize lecture by saying
     a. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses,      Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel      Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and      Gentlemen
     b. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses,      Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel      Committee, Mayor Daley, Excellencies, Ladies      and Gentlemen
     c. 'Sup?

2. Which of this year's Peace Prize runners-up will he acknowledge?
     a. Indian economist Amartya Sen
     b. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez
     c. Senator Al Franken

3. Which of the following previous American Peace Prize winners will he quote?
     a. Martin Luther King: "In a dark confused world the kingdom of God may yet reign in the hearts      of men."
     b. Jimmy Carter: "The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our      fears and prejudices."
     c. Theodore Roosevelt: "My critics believe this honor was bestowed upon me simply because I am      not William McKinley."

4. Which of his other honors and achievements will he cite?
     a. I graduated from Columbia College and Harvard Law School
     b. I am the first African-American President
     c. I may already be a winner in this year's Publishing Clearinghouse Sweeptstakes

5. He will mention his directive to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by saying

     a. I'm bringing the prisoners to the United States to stand a fair trial
     b. I'm transferring prisoners to stand judgment in various countries
     c. I'll be sending the inmates to Rio de Janeiro in time for the 2016 Olympics

6. He will discuss changing the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy by announcing

     a. Something better that I can't discuss at the moment
     b. Making war in a kinder, gentler way
     c. A new policy called "Please tell, but not TMI."

7. He will address the question of why the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to a wartime president by saying
     a. It is another instance of the mess I inherited from the previous administration.
     b. Only a wartime President can make peace, just as only a peacetime President can make war.
     c. I look forward to receiving the first Nobel War Prize

8. He will address those who differ with his views on diplomacy by saying
     a. Those who differ with my views on policy must be members of the previous administration.
     b. We are all human beings under God and so we must extend the hand of friendship to anyone      willing to speak about peace.
     c. We are all human beings under God and so we must extend the hand of friendship to anyone      willing to speak about peace. Except for the Dalai Lama.

9. He will discuss changing the United States from ideological bully to cooperative partner by saying
     a. In the words of JFK, "Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate."
     b. In the words of the Koran, "We have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know      one another."
     c. We'll be sending another 40,000 troops to Afghanistan.

10. Which issues that hinge on the ability of world leaders to harness the passion and hope of all mankind will he mention?
     a. Managing global climate change
     b. Ridding the world of nuclear weapons
     c. Bringing peace to the Middle East
     d. Installing a college football playoff system

11. His stirring, emotional finish will be

     a. "I have laid out our blueprint for world peace and progress in clear and concise terms."
     b. "Today the world faces unprecedented problems, but we also have unprecedented means for      solving them."
     c. "I hope to win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature for this lecture."

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