The Tattlesnake Questions from the New Haven Firefighters Test Edition


Here is a brief selection of questions from the New Haven Firefighters Test that have been causing such a stir among Republicans at the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing and conservatives in the media.

A. What dressing is best to use in potato salad?

1. Mayonnaise
2. Miracle Whip
3. Vinegar and Bacon Grease

B. Whos a better dancer?

1. Fred Astaire
2. Savion Glover
3. Michael Jackson

C. What ingredient is a delicious addition to collard greens?

1. I dont know
2. Hamhocks
3. Onions

D. Of the three, what television show do you prefer when watching reruns?

1. Threes Company
2. In Living Color
3. The Cosby Show

E. Best stand-up comedian of those listed?

1. Bob Hope
2. Richard Pryor
3. Chris Rock

E. Which of these desserts do you prefer?

1. Apple Pie
2. Sweet Potato Pie
3. Pecan Pie

F. Best late-night talk show host of those listed?

1. Jay Leno
2. Arsenio Hall
3. Magic Johnson

G. Favorite soul singer of those listed?

1. Michael Bolton
2. Otis Redding
3. James Brown

H. Favorite U.S. President of those listed?

1. Ronald Reagan
2. Barack Obama
3. Bill Clinton

Correct answers:

Number 1 is the correct answer in each category.

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