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2 Matching questions

  1. The enumerated powers of Congress are powers

    A. expressly given to that body in the Constitution
    B. that Congress has created by passing legislation
    C. that have been created by decisions of the Supreme Court
    D. that are imprecise and are usually disputed by strong presidents
  2. The federal government's fiscal year

    A. is identical to the calendar year
    B. is one year in advance of the calendar year
    C. lags one year behind the calendar year
    D. begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year
  1. a D
  2. b A

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. B
  2. D
  3. B
  4. A
  5. A

5 True/False questions

  1. Members of Congress are granted generous franking privileges that

    A. Permit them to mail letters to their constituents without charge
    B. Allow them to charge items to a special expense account
    C. Allows members unlimited phone calls to their district without charge
    D. Permit them to receive four round-trip airfares to their districts


  2. Oversight is the process by which Congress

    A. follows up on the laws it has enacted
    B. reviews the actions of subcommittees
    C. chooses its leadership
    D. supervises the activity of the judicial branch


  3. The following two presidents are the only ones in American history to have actually been impeached:

    A. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
    B. Richard Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt
    C. Andrew Jackson and William McKinley
    D. Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren


  4. Government regulatory agencies

    A. have no direct interaction with the federal government
    B. are typically responsible for a specific type of public policy and make and implement rules and regulations in a specific area to protect the public interest
    C. are not truly independent but must have all rules and regulations reviewed and approved by the Senate prior to implementation
    D. all of the above


  5. Redistricting is

    A. the allocation of seats in the House to each state after each census
    B. the redrawing of district boundaries within each state to ensure equal district populations
    C. a court order to hold new elections because of voting irregularities
    D. altering a legislative formula that apportions spending among the states


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