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QUIZ: Who Keeps Working During A Government Shutdown?

If the federal government shuts down at midnight, government services will cease for millions of people — but not everyone. What will the world look like when you wake up tomorrow morning?

Posted on September 30, 2013, at 2:24 p.m. ET

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  1. 1. Who gets to keep speaking to the wild animals during a shutdown?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Where would we be without our spokespeople!?

    368 National Park Service sites will close, but you can still tune in to hear Jay Carney talk about it!

    realclearpolitics.com
  2. 2. Who will keep getting their government checks?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Granny will still have some bills for Wednesday night bingo.

    Soldiers' paychecks may be delayed, as well as social security checks.

    policymic.com
  3. 3. Who will keep picking up the government's trash?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    At least the White House and Congress will stay tidy!

    Washington D.C.'s trash collectors are federal employees. Sorry.

    tvfanatic.com
  4. 4. Who will keep operating?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A shutdown would affect the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Better call Saul!

    Via unleashthefanboy.com
  5. 5. Who will keep delivering to your house?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    YOU'VE GOT JUNK MAIL!

    The U.S. Postal Service works through shutdowns, but if you were planning to buy a house and need a federal loan, you're going to have to wait.

    likethedew.com
  6. 6. Which will remain a fully functional icon of liberty and personal freedom?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The rubber gloves stay on!

    But all national parks close, including the Statue of Liberty.

    libertynews.com
  7. 7. Who will stay standing?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    I am here to protect you!

    Health and safety inspectors would likely suspend workplace inspections.

    Via wbez.org
  8. 8. What will the IRS keep doing?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Americans would still have to pay their taxes and file federal tax returns.

    But most IRS services will be suspended. Good luck with that!

  9. 9. Who will keep getting their government meals on time?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Sorry, kids!

    The food assistance program WIC will stop. Federal prisons will stay open.

    itcaonline.com
  10. 10. Who will continue beating their head on a rock?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Steel beats rock!

    Mikey stays shillin', the U.S. Geological Survey would be chillin'.

    zimbio.com
  11. 11. Which government medical programs will continue being funded and functioning?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Sorry, guys!

    Obamacare will march on. But the National Institutes of Health may stop accepting new patients.

    Via politico.com

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