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QUIZ: Who Keeps Working During A Government Shutdown?

If the federal government shuts down at midnight, government services will cease for millions of people — but not everyone. What will the world look like when you wake up tomorrow morning?

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  1. 1. Who gets to keep speaking to the wild animals during a shutdown?

    White House Spokesperson Jay Carney
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
    White House Spokesperson Jay Carney
    National Park Ranger Jim Bob.
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    National Park Ranger Jim Bob.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Where would we be without our spokespeople!?

    368 National Park Service sites will close, but you can still tune in to hear Jay Carney talk about it!

  2. 2. Who will keep getting their government checks?

    These senior citizens and their Social Security checks.
    Via nysocialstatus.com
    These senior citizens and their Social Security checks.
     Service members and their regular paychecks.
    en.wikipedia.org
    Service members and their regular paychecks.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Granny will still have some bills for Wednesday night bingo.

    Soldiers' paychecks may be delayed, as well as social security checks.

  3. 3. Who will keep picking up the government's trash?

    A D.C. trash man.
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    A D.C. trash man.

    Who picks up trash for residents of D.C.

    A White House janitor.
    White House
    A White House janitor.

    Who picks up trash for the executives in the executive office.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    At least the White House and Congress will stay tidy!

    Washington D.C.'s trash collectors are federal employees. Sorry.

  4. 4. Who will keep operating?

    Meth king Heisenberg.
    Via AMC
    Meth king Heisenberg.
    The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent in charge of catching him.
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    The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent in charge of catching him.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A shutdown would affect the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Better call Saul!

  5. 5. Who will keep delivering to your house?

    The postman bringing you junk mail.
    The postman bringing you junk mail.
    The federal housing loan officer.
    The federal housing loan officer.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    YOU'VE GOT JUNK MAIL!

    The U.S. Postal Service works through shutdowns, but if you were planning to buy a house and need a federal loan, you're going to have to wait.

  6. 6. Which will remain a fully functional icon of liberty and personal freedom?

    The Statue of Liberty.
    The Statue of Liberty.
    The guy grabbing your junk at the airport.
    The guy grabbing your junk at the airport.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The rubber gloves stay on!

    But all national parks close, including the Statue of Liberty.

  7. 7. Who will stay standing?

    Ted Cruz.
    Via AP
    Ted Cruz.
    Federal occupational safety and health inspectors.
    Federal occupational safety and health inspectors.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    I am here to protect you!

    Health and safety inspectors would likely suspend workplace inspections.

    I am here to protect you! Via wbez.org
  8. 8. What will the IRS keep doing?

    Collecting every penny of your taxes.
    Collecting every penny of your taxes.
    Running the services which help you do that, like help lines.
    Running the services which help you do that, like help lines.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Americans would still have to pay their taxes and file federal tax returns.

    But most IRS services will be suspended. Good luck with that!

    Americans would still have to pay their taxes and file federal tax returns.
  9. 9. Who will keep getting their government meals on time?

    Low-income families in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
    Low-income families in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
    Prisoners in 116 federal prisons.
    Prisoners in 116 federal prisons.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sorry, kids!

    The food assistance program WIC will stop. Federal prisons will stay open.

  10. 10. Who will continue beating their head on a rock?

    John Boehner spokesperson Michael Steel.
    John Boehner spokesperson Michael Steel.
    A rock lover at the U.S. Geological Survey.
    A rock lover at the U.S. Geological Survey.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Steel beats rock!

    Mikey stays shillin', the U.S. Geological Survey would be chillin'.

  11. 11. Which government medical programs will continue being funded and functioning?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    National Institutes of Health.
    National Institutes of Health.
    Obamacare.
    Obamacare.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sorry, guys!

    Obamacare will march on. But the National Institutes of Health may stop accepting new patients.

QUIZ: Who Keeps Working During A Government Shutdown?

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