Question of the Week 17

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Question of the Day, Journalism, Question Of the Week

Last week’s question:

How many States use RCV to select their representatives to Congress? The answer is “E”. Only Maine and Alaska use RCV. And, more than a week after the voters cast their ballots, residents of Maine and Alaska are still awaiting the official results. Unofficially, RCV means the Democrat always wins.

 A. All 54 States now use RCV

B. Maine is the only state that uses RCV

C. Maine, Massachusetts and Alaska are the only states that use RCV

D. Maine is one of nine states that use RCV

E. Maine is one of only two states that use RCV

Bonus Question: Congress has 535 members (435 Representatives plus 100 Senators). In total, how many members of Congress are elected by RCV.

The answer is “C”. Maine has four seats in Congress: two senators and two representatives. Alaska has three seats: two senators and only one rep. 

A. All 535

B. Twenty-two

C. Seven

D. Eight

E. Twenty-one

This week’s question:

My mother-in-law was recently transported, by ambulance, from the hospital in Waterville to the hospital in Augusta. This was not an emergency: no sirens and flashing lights. It was a post-surgery transfer. (She is fine.) What was the bill for the ~20 mile ambulance ride?

A. $200 = 10 dollars per mile

B.  $400 = 20 dollars per mile

C.  $600 = 30 dollars per mile

D.  $1,000 = 50 dollars per mile

E. It was free, the ambulance was headed back to Waterville anyway.

Randall Poulton


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