Midterms

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on November 7, 2014

1. Which of the following best describes Steve Kelley’s cartoon?
a) the day after the midterms, Republicans crowded into the Oval Office to meet with President Obama
b) in President Obama’s speech the day after the midterms, he referred several times to “the elephant in the room”
c) President Obama cannot ignore the sweeping victory by Republicans in the midterm elections
d) the results of the midterm elections will force President Obama to make major concessions to the Republicans in Congress

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) light-hearted/humorous
b) solemn/serious
c) spiteful/vindictive
d) indifferent/apathetic

Cartoon by Steve Kelley
























Answer(s)

1.  c) President Obama cannot ignore the sweeping victory by Republicans in the midterm elections

2.  a) light-hearted/humorous