1. When The Maui News asked Councilwoman Charmaine Tavares why she thought she thinks she’d be a better mayor than the incumbent, Alan Arakawa, she said:
A. “Electoral politics should be about discussing issues, not trying to manufacture horse races.”
B. “I don’t know that I can do a better job. I just want to put myself out there and if the people think I can do it, it’s up to them.”
C. “Arakawa? Who’s that?”
D. “Politics is a lot like bowling—some people throw strikes, while others can’t seem to get out of the gutter.”
2. Of the following county council members, which three weren’t invited by Alexander & Baldwin to a swank dinner at Mama’s Fish House on Feb. 28?
A. Dain Kane
B. Charmaine Tavares
C. Jo Anne Johnson
D. Danny Mateo
E. Joseph Pontanilla
F. Mike Molina
G. Michelle Anderson
H. Riki Hokama
I. Bob Carroll
3. Congressman Ed Case (D, Hawai’i) is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D, Hawai’i) because:
A. Akaka voted for the war in the Iraq.
B. Akaka voted against the war in Iraq.
C. Akaka is 81 years old.
D. Akaka voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
4. For his recent DUI conviction, County Councilman and mayoral candidate Dain Kane got:
A. Less than $700 in fines and court costs.
B. No punishment whatsoever.
C. Five hundred hours of community service.
D. A year in prison, which was immediately suspended.
5. Honua’ula is:
A. A Hawaiian word loosely translated as “red earth.”
B. What people used to call the development project Wailea 670.
C. Going to add 1,400 homes and residential units to South Maui.
D. Going to make developer Charlie Jencks really, really rich when it finally gets built.
E. All of the above.
6. Dale Castleton is:
A. One of the island’s most powerful landowners.
B. The guy who sued Kamehameha Schools for racial discrimination and got the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
C. Roy Rogers’ longtime singing partner.
D. A plant nursery owner in Kihei who recently allowed coqui frog spraying on his property after years of intransigence and unprecedented personal intervention by Mayor Arakawa.
7. In an email to supporters, Congressman Case—who’s been there since 2002—said that it’s important for his successor in Congress “can and will make a long-term commitment to the job.”
Answers: 1-B; 2-C, D, G; 3-C; 4-A; 5-E; 6-D; 7-A