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Unit 4 Institutions

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  • Q1
    Which is the least popular branch of government?
    Executive
    Legislative
    Judicial
    30s
  • Q2
    Congress can do all of the following except:
    collect taxes
    establish courts
    veto bills
    declare war
    30s
  • Q3
    Bicameral means
    based on checks and balances
    apportioned every ten years
    elected every two years
    two house legislature
    30s
  • Q4
    The purpose of a filibuster is to
    ensure all evidence is heard
    protect majority rule
    delay action
    magnify special interest groups
    30s
  • Q5
    Congress, in general, has become ______________________ over the last 70 years
    less male and more white
    more male and more white
    none of these
    less male and less white
    30s
  • Q6
    How can members of Congress influence legislation
    conducting hearings
    all of the answers
    offering amendments
    voting
    30s
  • Q7
    Most of the real work of Congress is done
    before a bill is presented
    in committee
    on the floor
    In caucuses
    30s
  • Q8
    By relying more on staff, Congress has become
    collegial
    individualized
    personal
    group-oriented
    30s
  • Q9
    The House Ways and Means Committee would be in charge of
    a bill to change measurement
    a bill on procedure
    a bill to limit spending
    a bill to raise taxes
    30s
  • Q10
    How do you end a filibuster?
    quorum
    rider
    cloture
    meeting of the whole
    30s
  • Q11
    When the House and the Senate pass two different versions of the same bill, it goes to a
    joint committee
    conference committee
    committee of the whole
    rules committee
    30s
  • Q12
    This kind of legislation gives benefits to constituents in hopes of winning their votes
    pork barrel
    public law`
    private law
    statutory
    30s
  • Q13
    The clause, "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," applies to which branch?
    judicial
    Congress
    legislative
    executive
    30s
  • Q14
    The President is limited to two terms by
    the 22nd Amendment
    the 21st Amendment
    the 16th Amendment
    the 19th Amendment
    30s
  • Q15
    Before the 2016 election, the last time a candidate won a majority of the Electoral College without winning the popular vote was
    2000
    1865
    1888
    1996
    30s

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