5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Parliamentary System
- Conference Committee
- Standing Committee
- a A temporary committee created to work out differences between the House and Senate versions of a specific piece of legislation.
- b A representative who is obligated to consider the views of constituents but is not obligated to vote according to those views if he or she believes they are misguided.
- c A permanent congressional committee that specializes in a particular policy area.
- d A system of government in which the chief executive is the leader whose party holds the most seats in the legislature after an election or whose party forms a major part of the ruling coalition.
- e Federal funds appropriated by Congress for use on local projects.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- People who live and vote in a government official's district or state.
- Years of consecutive service on a particular congressional committee.
- The process of reviewing the operations of an agency to determine whether it is carrying out policies as Congress intended.
- The drawing of a legislative district to maximize the chance that a minority candidate will win election.
- Redrawing a congressional district to intentionally benefit one political party.
5 True/False Questions
Filibuster → A representative who is obligated to consider the views of constituents but is not obligated to vote according to those views if he or she believes they are misguided.
Descriptive Representation → A belief that constituents are most effectively represented by legislators who are similar to them in such key demographic characteristics as race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
Joint Committee → A temporary congressional committee created for a specific purpose and disbanded after that purpose is fulfilled.
Incumbent → The formal charging of a government official with "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
Casework → Federal funds appropriated by Congress for use on local projects.