The possible (and now actual) shutdown of the U.S. government has been making headlines for days. While we don’t know how long the shutdown will last, we do know some of the facts and figures surrounding the current “interruption” and some of the famous closures of the past.
Rather than write up an explainer, we thought we’d post some of the shutdown tidbits to you as a quiz. How well do you know the shutdown? Share your score with us and let us know what good stumpers we missed.
The Washington Post: Agencies prepare to furlough workers in face of partial government shutdown
Congressional Quarterly: Year-by-year Timelines for Appropriations Bills
White House: DHS Lapse Contingency Plan Summary
Des Moines Register: Partial shutdown wouldn’t bring down Obamacare
Politico: Government shutdown seizes D.C.
The Washington Post: Impact of a government shutdown
Pew Research Center: How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says