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A very scary midterm exam

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By Washington Post staff
Thursday, October 28, 2010; 6:39 AM

Maybe it's no coincidence that Halloween and Election Day are only days apart. Maybe that explains all the campaign props -- axes! smoking guns! pointy witch hats! As the big days grow near, beware. If your cellphone is ringing, don't answer: The robocall is coming from inside the House.

1. If you call Christine O'Donnell's campaign headquarters in Wilmington and are put on hold, what song will you hear?

a. "Love Potion No. 9" by the Clovers

b. "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles

c. "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis

d. "I Want to Be Evil" by Eartha Kitt

2. Nancy Pelosi's GOP opponent John Dennis cast her as a cackling Wicked Witch of the West in one of his TV ads. The Dennis campaign removed the ad from the Internet after 650,000 views because:

a. Wiccan Republicans in San Francisco staged a rally opposing the perpetuation of witch stereotypes.

b. The music group representing the estate of composer Harold Arlen objected to the ad's use of "If I Only Had a Brain."

c. Children were terrified of the ad's depiction of IRS agents as flying monkeys.

d. Late-night hosts ridiculed Dennis for throwing a bucket of water labeled "FREEDOM" on the Pelosi stand-in.

3. An ad targeting the Kentucky eye-doctor Rand Paul claimed that the Senate contender was part of a secret society at Baylor University, and that he tied up a woman and forced her to worship an idol. What was the alleged idol's name?

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