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4.1 DQ

Quiz by Isaiah Hicks

Grade 9-12
Social Studies
Ohio Learning Standards

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  • Q1
    Congress, through its committees, uses its oversight function
    as a system of checks and balances on the executive branch.
    as a means of overriding presidential vetoes.
    to assist the judicial branch in interpreting constitutional law.
    to ensure that legislative agencies are carrying out the policies it has set.
  • Q2
    The Framers' plan to have representatives focused on national, rather than personal, interests is reflected in
    a short term of office coupled with checks and balances on representatives' powers.
    a structure in which representatives are required to play several major roles.
    a separation of powers between the three branches of government.
    a set of clearly defined formal qualifications for office.
  • Q3
    Most modern legislators view their position in Congress
    as a step on the way to membership in the upper house, and vote as politicos.
    as a short-term service to the country, and so are more likely to vote as trustees.
    as a commitment to their party, and so are more likely to vote as partisans.
    as a long-term career, and are thus more likely to vote as delegates of the people.
  • Q4
    What term describes legislators who votes based on the wishes of their constituents?
  • Q5
    How long does each Congressional term last?
    four years
    one year
    three years
    two years

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