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Legislative Branch

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30 questions
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  • Q1
    Which of the following is not one of the Constitutional requirements to be a member of the House of Representatives?
    must be at least 25 years old
    be a citizen for at least 7 years
    must have been born in the U.S.
    must live in the state in which you are running
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  • Q2
    The purpose of the census is to
    determine how many people have a college education
    determine representation
    to determine who can run for president
    determine how many people own homes
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  • Q3
    The Reapportionment Act
    required senators to be elected by state legislatures
    set up each state to have 2 senators
    set House membership at 435 members
    established state voting procedures
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  • Q4
    Why is the Senate considered the more prestigious house of Congress?
    it has the most members and are chosen by the state legislatures
    it deals directly with the President and his cabinet
    it has control over spending bills
    it has fewer members, and it is a continuous body.
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  • Q5
    Which of the following is not a qualification for senators?
    must reside in the state in which one is being elected
    must have been born in the State from which elected
    must be a citizen of the U.S. for at least 9 years
    must be at least 30 years old
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  • Q6
    The Senate is considered to be a continuing body because
    only one-third of the members are up for election every two years
    because half of the members are up for election every four years
    all bills must start in the Senate
    because every member is up for election every two years
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  • Q7
    A Congressional term is _______ years long.
    4
    6
    2
    1
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  • Q8
    There are/is _____session(s) in each term of Congress.
    3
    2
    4
    1
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  • Q9
    It takes _______ majority for either house to expel one of its members.
    2/3
    3/5
    1/2
    1/4
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  • Q10
    Senators and Representatives cannot be made to face criminal charges for
    evading the police
    things they say in a debate or speech on the floor
    not paying taxes
    fraud
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  • Q11
    The committee’s job is to
    send a final bill to the President
    write bills
    review, debate, and edit proposed bills
    help decide the constitutionality of a bill
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  • Q12
    Committee chairpersons usually are chosen
    by the presiding officer
    on the basis of seniority
    by the whips
    on the basis of ability
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  • Q13
    Only ________ can introduce a bill.
    state legislatures
    voting citizens
    the president
    senators or congressmen
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  • Q14
    Revenue bills must originate in the
    States
    Senate
    House of Representatives
    Oval office
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  • Q15
    Which of the following options is not available to a President who has just received a bill passed by Congress?
    sign the bill within 15 days
    sign the bill within 10 days
    use a pocket veto
    veto the bill
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  • Q16
    The purpose of a filibuster is to
    prevent quorum calls
    prevent action on a bill
    speed up action on a bill
    invoke the rule of cloture
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  • Q17
    In the Senate, a filibuster may be ended with a vote that invokes
    Cloture Rule
    senatorial courtesy
    the "two-speech" rule
    the unanimous consent rule
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  • Q18
    A markup session is when
    congress debates a bill on the floor
    the President vetoes a bill
    a committee edits a bill
    state legislatures choose senators
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  • Q19
    sending government mail at the government’s expense
    quorum
    franking privilege
    gerrymanderins
    junket
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  • Q20
    drawing congressional districts for political gains
    gerrymandering
    philanthropy
    quartering
    franking privilege
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