Pop Quiz

1. On November 4, what are the hours when polling places will be open in Denver?

A . 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

B. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

C. None.

D. Sunrise to sunset, Mountain Standard Time.

2. What is the official name of the Denver ballot?

A. City and County Official Ballot and Tabulation of Peoples' Thoughts.

B. Coordinated and Regular Biennial School Election.

C. Numericus Electorae Populii.

D. The Off-Off-Year Tally.

3. Why did researchers at Brown University recently cite Denver's Web site (

A. They liked its use of video clips (specifically "Ducks Amok in City Park").

B. They determined that it was the best municipal site in the country.

C. They applauded its language diversity (notably Vietnamese and Portuguese).

D. They were in harmony with its innovative use of music, particularly selections from John Denver's oeuvre.

4. What is Mayor John Hickenlooper's direct e-mail address at

A. BigHick.

B. Hon.John.Hickenlooper.

C. MileHighMayor.

D. Scootmaster.

5. What requirements does the city's Web site list for potential members of the Board of Adjustment for Zoning?

A. A bachelor's degree, minimum. Graduate work preferred.

B. At least two years of real estate experience in addition to a GED.

C. Familiarity with all of the city's neighborhoods, and a willingness to compromise.

D. None.

6. Cultural bonus: What song would be most appropriate for supporters of Initiative 101?

A. "Won't Get Fooled Again," by the Who.

B. "Gangsta's Paradise," by Coolio, featuring L.V.

C. "Born in the USA," by Bruce Springsteen.

D. John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance."


1. C. It's a mail-in ballot, Goofus! (But Denver Election Commission headquarters as well as assorted supermarkets and Denver's five motor-vehicle offices will accept ballots until 7 p.m. on Election Day.)

2. B. Hey, the Quizmeister didn't believe it, either.

3. B. Denver beat out more than seventy other municipalities for e-government.

4. C. MileHighMayor, another sign of the creativity for which the Hickenlooper regime is known.

5. D. None. Hey, what do you expect for a measly $650 a month?

6. D. Lennon. Safety through peace out, brothers.