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Congressional Powers CH 6

Quiz by Paul Bachman

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  • Q1

    president refuses to spend money that Congress has voted for a program

    impoundment

    expressed power

    subpoena

    copyright

    30s
  • Q2

    allows Congress to review executive branch activities

    line-item veto

    emergency powers

    legislative oversight

    subpoena

    30s
  • Q3

    needed to override a presidential veto

    three-fourths vote

    expressed power

    two-thirds vote

    impoundment

    30s
  • Q4

    used the commerce clause to combat racial discrimination

    emergency powers

    legislative oversight

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    revenue bill

    30s
  • Q5

    allows the president to reject only part of a bill

    revenue bill

    impoundment

    line-item veto

    expressed power

    30s
  • Q6

    any power explicitly given to Congress in the Constitution

    copyright

    subpoena

    implied power

    expressed power

    30s
  • Q7

    a law that raises money

    two-thirds vote

    emergency powers

    legislative oversight

    revenue bill

    30s
  • Q8

    legal order that requires a person to appear before a court or congressional committee

    copyright

    subpoena

    expressed power

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    30s
  • Q9

    the exclusive right to publish and sell a literary, musical, or artistic work

    veto

    patent

    emergency powers

    copyright

    30s
  • Q10

    may be given to the president in times of crisis

    implied powers

    emergency powers

    expressed powers

    revenue bill

    30s
  • Q11

    A power given to Congress in the Constitution is the power to

    prohibit racial discrimination

    draft people into the armed services

    support welfare programs

    declare war

    30s
  • Q12

    In McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall greatly expanded the powers of Congress by

    stating that the line-item veto was unconstitutional

    providing a very broad interpretation of the “necessary and proper” clause

    giving Congress more control over emergency powers

    stating that the president had the authority to impound funds

    30s
  • Q13

    The Founders decided that revenue bills should originate in the House because

    the smaller states would have more control over spending than if the bills originated in the Senate

    the House is more stable than the Senate

    this method would decrease the chances of the president vetoing the bills

    representation in the House is based on population

    30s
  • Q14

    Amendments typically become part of the Constitution by being proposed by

    Congress and ratified by state conventions

    state conventions and ratified by Congress

    Congress and ratified by state legislatures

    state legislatures and ratified by Congress

    30s
  • Q15

    One way that Congress has used its spending authority over the years is to

    force witnesses to appear before congressional committees

    allow the president to use the line-item veto in specific situations

    require local governments to follow specific regulations when giving money to those governments

    eliminate the president’s authority to impound funds

    30s

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