5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Open Rule
- Agency Loss
- a The difference between what a principal would like an agent to do and the agent's performance.
- b The apportionment of voters in districts in such a way as to give unfair advantage to one political party.
- c A representative who votes based on what he or she thinks is best for his or her constituency.
- d The provision by the House Rules Committee that permits floor debate and the addition of amendments to a bill.
- e The effort by Congress, through hearings, investigations, and other techniques, to exercise control over the activities of executive agencies.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The capacity to bring a proposal before the full legislature.
- The tendency of Congress to spread the benefits of a policy over a wide range of members' districts.
- An agreement between the president and another country that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate's "advice and consent".
- The authority to follow up on the fate of a proposal once it has been approved by the full chamber.
- A roll-call vote in the House or Senate i which at least 50% of the members of one party take a particular position and are opposed by at least 50% of the members of the other party. These are less common today than they were in the nineteenth century.
5 True/False Questions
Standing Committee → A joint committee created to work out a compromise for House and Senate versions of a piece of legislation.
Congressional Caucus → The district making up the area from which an official is elected.
Minority Leader → The elected leader of the party holding less than a majority of the seats in the House or Senate.
Incumbency → The district making up the area from which an official is elected.
Majority Leader → The elected leader of the party holding less than a majority of the seats in the House or Senate.