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Public Policy

Quiz by Amy Foy

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    Public policy is the -
    system for allowing one branch to check the other two
    process for selecting the president and vice president
    course of action the government takes to solve a problem
    procedure for removing a federal judge
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  • Q2
    Government works to solve problems through action and _____.
    treaties
    executive acts
    regulations
    taxes
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  • Q3
    Stores may not sell alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 21. This is an example of a/an -
    regulation
    action
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  • Q4
    A town pays for children to have free vaccinations. This is an example of a/an -
    regulation
    action
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  • Q5
    Letters to the editor of a newspaper influence public policy by -
    reporting the facts of a story without bias
    providing a way for people to volunteer
    lobbying government officials
    offering a forum for expressing opposing viewpoints
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  • Q6
    State officials are debating if Virginia should start off-shore drilling. What can a citizen do to get elected officials to respond to his/her wishes about this issue?
    Gather data
    Propose legislation
    Write letters to public officials
    Regulate business
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  • Q7
    Running for public office is one way citizens can -
    participate in politics to influence public policy
    make donations to an interest group
    offer a forum for expressing
    gather data to draw attention to issues
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  • Q8
    "The proposed dam will harm wildlife habitat downstream." The interest group that made this
    identifying an issue
    representing a specific industry
    making political contributions
    leading a demonstration
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  • Q9
    Someone who tries to influence legislators to vote for or against a bill is called a/an-
    lobbyist
    lawyer
    regulator
    plaintiff
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  • Q10
    Education, public health, and environment are primary issues for the legislative process at the ___ level
    national
    state
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  • Q11
    What is the first step of the lawmaking process?
    The bill is read and debated
    The bill is sent to the executive leader
    The bill is introduced by a member of the legislative branch
    The bill is sent to a committee
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  • Q12
    Once the bill has been introduced it is sent to
    the other house
    the executive leader
    a committee
    a conference committee
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  • Q13
    After the bill passes a committee it sent to
    the executive leader
    a conference committee
    the full chamber to be read and debated
    the other house
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  • Q14
    After the bill is debated it is voted on by the whole chamber. Then it is sent to -
    a conference committee
    to a different committee
    the executive leader
    the other house
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  • Q15
    If both houses have different versions of the same bill, -
    both houses vote on each bill and the one with most votes becomes a law
    both bills become laws
    a conference committee is called to resolve the differences
    both bills are sent to the executive leader and he/she decided which on will become a law
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