The Midterm Exam

Sept. 17 1998 3:30 AM

The Midterm Exam

Twenty questions for Flytrap students.

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10. Will the Lewinsky tapes ever be released? If so, will they destroy Clinton's reputation?

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a) Yes, yes (because they're so much worse than we imagine).

b) Yes, no (because we have already imagined the worst).

c) Yes, no (because Monica will sound too flaky to take seriously).

d) No, no.

11 Did Clinton's aides really believe his denials? If yes, why? If no, why didn't they quit?

a) No, they really didn't think it mattered.

b) No, they didn't want to embarrass the administration.

c) Yes, they trusted him absolutely.

d) Yes, they never asked.

e) Yes, they were willfully delusional.

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