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5 Matching Questions

  1. rider
  2. 17th Amendment
  3. bill of attainder
  4. writ of habeas corpus
  5. Majority/Minority Whip
  1. a a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial
  2. b Direct election of senators
  3. c see how people plan to vote, convince members to vote with the party, makes sure voters are present when its time to vote
  4. d a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  5. e a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

5 Multiple Choice Questions

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  2. the policy area and bills that a legislative committee has the responsibility to consider in its deliberations
  3. divisions of existing committees formed to address specific issues
  4. Federal law that increased government supervision of local election practices, suspended the use of literacy tests to prevent people (usually African Americans) from voting, and expanded government efforts to register voters. The Voting Rights Act of 1970 permanently banned literacy tests.
  5. case that est. one man one vote. this decision created guidelines for drawing up congresional districts and guaranteed a more equitable system of representation to the citizens of each state

5 True/False Questions

  1. President Pro-Temporecontinuous service on a committee or body leads to greater opportunities within


  2. malapportionmentdrawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that they are unequal in population


  3. cloturegive or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause


  4. filibustera clause that is appended to a legislative bill


  5. logrollingact of exchanging favors for mutual gain


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