Incendiary Political Remarks for 2006

Take this quiz to see if you remember which politicians said these incendiary comments in the year 2006.

Quiz

Take this quiz to see if you remember which politicians said these incendiary comments in the year 2006.

1. While addressing the United Nations General Assembly, who said the following in reference to President George W. Bush?
"The devil came right here... And it still smells of sulfur today."

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
  • Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela
  • Fidel Castro, President of Cuba

2. Discussing Democratic contenders for the 2008 presidency, who said the following?
"I hope she's the candidate because nothing will energize my constituency like Hillary Clinton... If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't."

  • Jerry Falwell
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Ralph Reed

3. After pointing to S. R. Sidarth, a Democratic campaign volunteer of East Indian descent, which politician made this remark during one of his rallies?
"This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere... Let's give a welcome to macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."

  • George Allen, Senator from Virginia, running for reelection
  • James Webb, Democratic candidate for the Senate in Virginia
  • Ken Mehlman, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee

4. Who said the following, after hearing about the sex scandal that led the resignation of Israeli president Moshe Katsav?
"What a mighty man he turns out to be! He raped 10 women! I would never have expected that from him. He surprised us all. We all envy him."

  • Jacob Zuma, South African politician
  • Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
  • Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela

5. Who made this remark about three Guantanamo prisoners who committed suicide in June?
"They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."

  • Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander at Guantanamo
  • Gen. Geoffrey Miller, former commander at Guantanamo
  • Zacarias Moussaoui, al-Qaeda detaininee who has displayed increasingly erratic behavior

6. Who made this remark—as well as a number of unprintable ones—after being arrested for drunk driving?
"The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

  • Mel Gibson, actor
  • David Duke, former politician
  • David Irving, British historian and Holocaust denier

7. Who included this 14th-century quote about Islam in a speech he gave?
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

  • Mel Gibson, actor
  • Pope Benedict XVI
  • Jerry Falwell

8. Who wrote this in reference to a group of 9/11 widows?
"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."

  • Ann Coulter
  • Michael Moore
  • Bob Woodward

9. Who made the following comment during a campaign speech
"Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

  • Sen. Hillary Clinton
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy
  • Sen. John Kerry

10. Who said that the United States is confronted by a "faceless enemy" of terrorists—an "enemy that's a taxi cab driver in the daytime, but a killer at night?"

  • Sen. Conrad Burns
  • Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
  • Former Attorney General John Ashcroft

Your Results:

1. While addressing the United Nations General Assembly, who said the following in reference to President George W. Bush?
"The devil came right here... And it still smells of sulfur today."
Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela

2. Discussing Democratic contenders for the 2008 presidency, who said the following?
"I hope she's the candidate because nothing will energize my constituency like Hillary Clinton... If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't."
Jerry Falwell

3. After pointing to S. R. Sidarth, a Democratic campaign volunteer of East Indian descent, which politician made this remark during one of his rallies?
"This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere... Let's give a welcome to macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."
George Allen, Senator from Virginia, running for reelection

4. Who said the following, after hearing about the sex scandal that led the resignation of Israeli president Moshe Katsav?
"What a mighty man he turns out to be! He raped 10 women! I would never have expected that from him. He surprised us all. We all envy him."
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

5. Who made this remark about three Guantanamo prisoners who committed suicide in June?
"They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."
Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander at Guantanamo

6. Who made this remark—as well as a number of unprintable ones—after being arrested for drunk driving?
"The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
Mel Gibson, actor

7. Who included this 14th-century quote about Islam in a speech he gave?
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Pope Benedict XVI

8. Who wrote this in reference to a group of 9/11 widows?
"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."
Ann Coulter

9. Who made the following comment during a campaign speech
"Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
Sen. John Kerry

10. Who said that the United States is confronted by a "faceless enemy" of terrorists—an "enemy that's a taxi cab driver in the daytime, but a killer at night?"
Sen. Conrad Burns

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