“Trump or Wile E. Coyote?”: A Current Events Quiz by Tara Campbell

Choose A, B, or C for each of the numbered items below:
A) Real or proposed border control measure
B) Scheme to capture Road Runner
C) Both

1) Firearms
2) Cement
3) Dogs
4) Mirrors
5) Gas (sleeping/tear)
6) Electric spikes
7) Black paint
8) Invisible paint
9) Dropping anvils
10) Cactus Costume
11) Shooting legs
12) Portable hole
13) Exploding tennis balls
14) Giant balloons
15) Misleading instructions
16) Steel plates
17) Moat filled with toothy reptiles
18) Giant flypaper

1) C
2) C
3) C
4) C
5) C
6) A
7) C
8) B
9) B
10) B
11) A
12) B
13) B
14) C
15) C
16) C
17) A
18) B (for now)


1. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/us/politics/trump-border-wars.html

2. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/381097-border-control-clarifies-that-replacement-fence-is-part-of-trumps

3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_the_Road_Runner#List_of_cartoons

4. Giant flypaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1MtnB8AiTo

Tara Campbell (www.taracampbell.com) is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. She’s the author of a novel, TreeVolution, a hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe’s Bicycle, and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium. She received her MFA from American University in 2019.

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