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American Government Unit 5 Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. Resolution
  2. Ear Marks/"Pork" Barrel
  3. Bicameral
  4. Steering Committee
  5. 17th Amendment
  1. a things that get added to a bill that have nothing to do with the bill; politics aimed at securing advantages for purely local and questionable purposes
  2. b Senators are elected by public (direct election)
  3. c provides guidance, direction and control to a project within Congress
  4. d statement of opinion by legislative body
  5. e federal gov and state gov have 2 House Representatives

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. every 10 years, the Bureau of Census sends document of reapportionment to Congress, who tells the states the number of seats they have in the House
  2. passed by either House or Senate
  3. 1 Term = 2 Sessions
  4. redrawing of boundary lines of election districts so that legislative representation is redistributed
  5. paid more than VP, does nothing, presides over Senate when VP cannot

5 True/False Questions

  1. Seniority Rulemore than half vote to gain victory


  2. Congressional Recordstatement of opinion by legislative body


  3. Wesberry vs. Sanders (1964)courts looked at the plans of states for redrawing boundary lines


  4. Party Whipmeeting of party leaders


  5. Caucusnew term, informal groups of individuals in the House and Senate who organize along a pol ideaology, advocacy, issue


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