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  1. A representative who is performing the role of an instructed delegate is

    A. primarily representing the wishes of his or her constituents
    B. supporting the president on all of his legislative programs
    C. representing the broad interests of the entire society
    D. supporting his or her political party
  2. As chief diplomat the president

    A. is responsible for selecting judges to federal courts
    B. is responsible for all actions within the executive branch
    C. selects leaders of his or her party in Congress
    D. negotiates treaties, recognizes foreign governments, and makes executive agreements
  3. The concept of logrolling refers to

    A. action taken by a senator that attempts to prevent a bill from passing in the Senate
    B. a method that is used to keep one bill on the floor for an extended period of time, thus blocking all legislation
    C. an arrangement by which two or more members of Congress agree in advance to support each other's bills
    D. a method that the president uses when he wants to prevent the passage of legislation
  4. Gerrymandering is

    A. Legislation passed in southern states to limit African American participation in elections
    B. The drawing of legislative district boundary lines for the purpose of obtaining partisan advantage
    C. An attempt to prevent the passage of a bill through the use of unlimited debate
    D. A process that attempts to limit debate on a bill in the Senate
  1. a C
  2. b D
  3. c A
  4. d B

5 Multiple Choice Questions

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

5 True/False Questions

  1. A bureaucracy is:

    A. a large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions
    B. characterized by an organization chart
    C. divided according to the specialization and expertise of the employees
    D. all of the above


  2. The Speaker of the House

    A. Is a symbolic position that does not provide power to make decisions
    B. Is picked by the president
    C. Has to perform duties in a non-partisan fashion
    D. Is the leader of the majority party in the House


  3. In accordance with the language of a constitutional amendment, the District of Columbia casts electoral votes equal to

    A. the number cast by the state with the smallest population
    B. the number it would cast if it were a state
    C. four
    D. two


  4. The most important committees are the

    A. joint-resolution committees
    B. special House and Senate investigative committees
    C. legislative-executive committees
    D. standing committees


  5. The founders of the American republic believed that most of the power that would be exercised by a national government should be in the hands of

    A. the chief executive
    B. the legislature
    C. The Electoral College
    D. the bureaucracy


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