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The Legislative Branch

Quiz by Jonnie Larson

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  • Q1
    A power that only the Senate has is
    proposing constitutional amendments.
    introducing revenue bills.
    bringing impeachment charges against a federal official.
    approving Presidential appointments and treaties.
  • Q2
    After a bill has been passed by both houses of Congress it
    becomes a law.
    is sent to a subcommittee in the House or Senate.
    returns to the house of origin for verification.
    is sent to the President.
  • Q3
    Which of these is a role of Congress?
    to pass the federal budget
    to veto legislation
    to nominate Cabinet members
    to interpret the Constitution
  • Q4
    How many years are in the term of a US Senator?
    four years
    six years
    eight years
    two years
  • Q5
    The Constitution dictates that the presiding officer of the Senate is the
    Speaker of the House.
    Majority whip.
    Majority leader.
  • Q6
    If Senator Smith wants to delay voting on a controversial or otherwise objectionable bill, she may
    veto the bill.
    defer it to a joint committee.
    demand a cloture vote.
    start a filibuster.
  • Q7
    If the Speaker of the House wanted to make sure the members of his/her political party were voting according to the wished of the party, who might be asked to get the party members "in line"?
    President Pro Tempore
    Majority Whip
    Minority Whip
  • Q8
    A state's representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based MOST specifically on
    the size of its major cities.
    equal representation.
    the state's population.
    the state's electoral votes
  • Q9
    Which of these Congressional positions is largely a ceremonial one, with the person holding it having very limited political duties in that capacity?
    Majority Leader
    Speaker of the House
    President of the Senate
    Minority Leader
  • Q10
    The term length for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is ___ years
  • Q11
    A state's representation in the U.S. Senate is based on
    the state's population.
    the size of their major cities.
    equal representation.
    the state's electoral votes.
  • Q12
    This position within the House of Representatives is generally held by one of the senior members of the majority party and is responsible for making sure rules of debate and voting are followed.
  • Q13
    Which statement BEST describes the limits on re-election for the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate?
    House members can be re-elected three times, but there are no such limits for Senators.
    Members of Congress can only be re-elected twice.
    Senators can only be re-elected once, but there are no such limits for House members.
    There are no term limits for re-election in either branch of Congress.
  • Q14
    Congressional apportionment has MOST to do with
    determining funding for the counties.
    making sure the population is even across the state.
    giving political power to voters.
    making sure taxes are collected in every county.
  • Q15
    The impeachment procedure is an example of what principle?
    separation of church and state
    checks and balances
    three branches of government

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