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AP GOV SEMESTER 2 QUESTIONS
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When can a pocket veto be used by the president?
A) within the first 90 days of a new presidential administration
B) Within the last 90 days of a presidential administration
C) Within the first month of a congressional session
D) Within the last 10 days of a congressional session
Who is the highest ranking member of the Senate when the Vice President is not present?
A) majority whip
B) president pro tempore
C) majority leader
D) chairman of the majority party
Which of the following performs the oversight function?
C) supreme court
D) state governments
The framers of the American government established a bicameral legislature which means what?
A) the legislative and executive branches can check each other when shaping policy
B) The legislative branch contains two groups
C) the US Congress can work with state governments
D) The US Congress can work on multiple bills at once
In the House of Representatives if the speaker wants to give an opportunity to change a bill and the closed rule is in effect what must be done?
A) A proposal is made by a representative and then a simple majority is needed to approve it
B) A proposal is made by a representative and then a 2/3 vote is needed to approve it
C) the speaker will decide which will proposals are added to a bill
D) the bill must be sent to the committee it was written in
A budget bill or funding bill often has measures added along the way to fund specific projects in particular states or districts which makes the bill longer and more expensive as it goes. This is an example of what?
B) pyramid structure
C) sequential referral
D) pork barrel legislation
Which of the following is a reason the Republican Party uses a "winner takes all" approach in its primary elections?
A) allows for a larger variety of candidates to enter the primaries
B) tends to attract moderate voters from the Democratic Party
C) will simplify and narrow down choices for voters
D) is less expensive for candidates
which of the following is a way that political parties help candidates?
A) providing resources
B) mobilizing resources
C) provide ideas
D) all of the above
What was the purpose of the federal government passing The lobbying disclosure Act in the 1950s?
A) to reduce the influence of interest groups on political campaigns
B) to mandate that lobbyists register with the federal government
C) to create a definition of a lobbyist
D) to reduce the number of interest groups in the United States
Which of the following is a reason for a decline in voter turnout after the 1800s?
A) tougher restrictions on who is eligible to register
B) a switch to an australian ballot
C) the influence of interest groups in politics
D) more regional and predictable politics
The Beef Gristle Mill Protection Association could be an example of what type of interest group?
A) public interest
C) single issue
D) any of these
Which of the following is an advantage to hiring a bureaucrat using patronage?
A) the candidate will not need to be paid as much
B) the candidates experiences and skills are well known
C) the candidate can easily be fired if he or she doesn't work out
D) it eliminates the need for certain bureaucratic agencies
which of the following is the easiest way to establish norms and expectations for a successful working environment in the federal bureaucracy?
A) setting formal policies for all staff members
B) randomly firing one person from every group of new hires
C) building an informal culture within an agency
D) offering pay incentives for good work
social security is a program funded by specific social security taxes which can only be spent on social security. This is an example of which of the following?
A) government by proxy
B) iron triangle
C) trust funds
Congress has decided to take a laissez faire approach to the newly created beef gristle mill commission and allow the group to make their own policy decisions. this is an example of which of the following?
A) iron triangle
B) discretionary authority
C) name request job
D) commitee clearance
Spending on education, national defense, and civil rights programs fall under which of the following categories?
D) gross domestic product
over the last several years congress has needed to pass a series of funding bills that fund the important responsibilities of government in order to prevent or end shutdown. Which committee has the most responsibility in drafting these bills?
A) house of financial services committee
B) house ethics committee
C) house oversight and reform committee
D) house appropriations committee
president obama proposed legislation that sets limits on emissions for businesses and included additional taxes if the limits were exceeded. this is known as what?
A) clean air act
C) command and control strategy
D) cap and trade
Which of the following describes a scenario when the Supreme Court does not overturn the decision of a lower court?
A) amicus curiae
C) stare decisis
D) per curiam opinion
which of the following in NOT required criteria for a person to have proper standing in order to bring a lawsuit?
A) a waiting period of 15 days before filing the lawsuit
B) an actual controversy between real adversaries
C) proof that you have been harmed by a law or practice in which you are complaining
D) being a taxpayer does not mean you can challenge the constitutionality of government action
the president of the organization, Beef Gristle Mill Freedom Project, provided the supreme court with important information about why the mill should remain and organized members of the community to testify in court. This is an example of what?
A) amicus curiae
B) stare decisis
D) class action suit
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