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Mike Pence - Republican Vice-President

Episode 3 / 08 Oct 2020

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Vice-President Mike Pence would become President of the United States if anything happened to Donald Trump which prevented the current president from carrying on. Watch this video to find out more about him and try to answer these questions.

QUESTIONS

1. Mike Pence is described as Donald Trump’s ‘number two’. What does this mean in this context?
a. He is Donald Trump’s second in command.
b. He is Donald Trump’s second favourite colleague.
c. He is Donald Trump’s bodyguard.

2. How does Mike Pence describe himself, and in what order of importance does he put them?
a. a conservative, a Republican and a Christian
b. a Republican, a Christian and a conservative
c. a Christian, a conservative and a Republican

3. What law did Mike Pence pass in Indiana in 2016 which ‘sparked public outcry’?
a. He passed a law which allowed businesses to not serve people for religious reasons.
b. He passed a law increasing business taxes.
c. He passed a law reducing the opening hours of businesses.

4. Mike Pence is ‘a staunch opponent of abortion’. What does this mean?
a. He supports it.
b. He strongly opposes it.
c. He doesn’t have a strong opinion about it.

5. What example of Mike Pence’s behaviour towards his wife is given in the video to show his strong Christian conservative values?
a. He likes to dance with his wife.
b. He only eats alone with his wife.
c. He only campaigns with his wife.

6. Are Mike Pence’s view popular?
a. They make him both very unpopular and also very popular.
b. They make him very popular – everyone loves him.
c. They make him very unpopular with everyone.

ANSWERS

1. Mike Pence is described as Donald Trump’s ‘number two’. What does this mean in this context?
a. He is Donald Trump’s second in command.
b. He is Donald Trump’s second favourite colleague.
c. He is Donald Trump’s bodyguard.

2. How does Mike Pence describe himself, and in what order of importance does he put them?
a. a conservative, a Republican and a Christian
b. a Republican, a Christian and a conservative
c. a Christian, a conservative and a Republican

3. What law did Mike Pence pass in Indiana in 2016 which ‘sparked public outcry’?
a. He passed a law which allowed businesses to not serve people for religious reasons.
b. He passed a law increasing business taxes.
c. He passed a law reducing the opening hours of businesses.

4. Mike Pence is ‘a staunch opponent of abortion’. What does this mean?
a. He supports it.
b. He strongly opposes it.
c. He doesn’t have a strong opinion about it.

5. What example of Mike Pence’s behaviour towards his wife is given in the video to show his strong Christian conservative values?
a. He likes to dance with his wife.
b. He only eats alone with his wife.
c. He only campaigns with his wife.

6. Are Mike Pence’s view popular?
a. They make him both very unpopular and also very popular.
b. They make him very popular – everyone loves him.
c. They make him very unpopular with everyone.

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