Quiz: how well do you know the shutdown?

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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

Commerce Department: United States Department of Commerce — Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations

Des Moines Register: Partial shutdown wouldn’t bring down Obamacare

Politico: Government shutdown seizes D.C.

White House: Executive Office of the President — Contingency Shutdown Plan

The Washington Post: Impact of a government shutdown

Pew Research Center: How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says

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