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1. A cartoonist often uses exaggeration to illustrate a point. What point is the cartoonist making through exaggeration?

2. Do you think Mr. Gingrich’s determination to stay in the race for so long helped, hurt, or had no effect on Republican chances to win the presidency? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Steve Kelley


1.  For a very short time, months ago, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared to have a chance at becoming the Republican nominee for president. Yesterday, many weeks since he had even the slightest chance of winning, he announced he was dropping out of the race. 

2.  Opinion question.  Answers vary.