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5 Matching questions

  1. Shaw v. Reno
  2. rider
  3. Reynolds v. Sims
  4. constituency
  5. legislative oversight
  1. a a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  2. b 14th amendment requires state legislative districts reflect fair "one person, one vote" rule
  3. c The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
  4. d NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
  5. e the power of Congress to oversee how laws are carried out

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The electoral advantage a candidate enjoys by virtue of being an incumbent, over and above his or her other personal and political characteristics
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network
  5. continuous service on a committee or body leads to greater opportunities within

5 True/False questions

  1. pork barrel projectgovernment project grant that primarily benefits the home district or state


  2. 17th Amendmentthe drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group


  3. cloturea rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body


  4. committee jurisdictionthe people who work for House and Senate committees


  5. subcommitteescongressional committees appointed for a limited time and purpose