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Congress and Election Quiz

Quiz by Erik Ford

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19 questions
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  • Q1
    People who live within a Congressman's geographical area that he represents:
    constituents
    supporters
    citizens
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  • Q2
    Drawing district boundaries for political advantage
    apportionment
    gerrymandering
    appropriation
    reapportionment
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  • Q3
    This occurs when opponents of a measure take the floor of the Senate and refuse to stop talking in an effort to prevent the measure coming up for a vote.
    seniority rule
    cloture
    filibuster
    whips
    20s
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  • Q4
    The number of electoral votes needed for a candidate to win the Presidential election
    265
    280
    270
    290
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  • Q5
    This candidate won the state of Florida in the 2016 Election
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
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  • Q6
    This candidate won the state of New York in the 2016 election
    Donald Trump
    Hillary Clinton
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  • Q7
    This candidate won the state of Virginia in the 2016 Election
    Donald Trump
    Hillary Clinton
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  • Q8
    This candidate won the state of Ohio in the 2016 Election
    Donald Trump
    Hillary Clinton
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  • Q9
    The candidate who receives the highest number of total votes in a Presidential election has won:
    Electoral College
    Popular Vote
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  • Q10
    The Presidential election is decided by:
    Popular vote
    State Legislatures
    Congress
    Electoral College
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  • Q11
    This is the term length of a U.S. Senator
    2 years
    4 years
    6 years
    8 years
    20s
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  • Q12
    This is the term length for a U.S. House of Representative:
    8 years
    6 years
    4 years
    2 years
    20s
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  • Q13
    What is the minimum age requirement for a U.S. Senator?
    25 years old
    28 years old
    26 years old
    30 years old
    20s
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  • Q14
    What is the minimum age to be a U.S. Congressman (House of Representatives)?
    26 years old
    30 years old
    28 years old
    25 years old
    20s
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  • Q15
    How long do you have to be a citizen of the U.S. to be a Senator?
    lifetime
    6 years
    7 years
    9 years
    20s
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  • Q16
    How long do you have to be a citizen of the U.S. to be a Congressman?
    7 years
    9 years
    lifetime
    20 years
    20s
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  • Q17
    Who is the President of the senate?
    Minority Whip
    Majority Whip
    President Pro Tempore
    Vice President
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  • Q18
    The most powerful member and the presiding officer of the House of Representatives is:
    Secretary of State
    Speaker of the House
    Vice President
    Floor leader
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  • Q19
    Implied powers of Congress are given in the constitution by Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 which gives the legislature the power to "make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the expressed Powers and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States", which is known as:
    Legislative clause
    Expressed powers clause
    Implied powers clause
    Necessary and proper clause
    20s
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