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Government Multiple Choice
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The Congress of the Confederation instructed the Convention of 1787 to
propose revisions to the Articles of Confederation
The Great Compromise solved the Constitutional Convention's problem of
The political party most responsible for the ratification adoption of the Constitution was the
The ruler of England when the Declaration of Independence was written was
The Federalist Papers were written by
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay
The "necessary and proper" clause is sometimes called the
The right of a government to take private property for public use with adequate compensation
He kept careful notes on the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Two primary meetings held before the actual Constitutional Convention were held at
Annapolis and Mt. Vernon
The purpose of these two meetings was to discuss
controlling and regulating interstate commerce
The number of states necessary to ratify the Constitution of the United States was
The Constitution was ratified by
special state conventions
The number of states necessary to ratify an Amendment to the Constitution is
The United States Constitution gets its power from
Which of the following is an expressed power of Congress?
to levy taxes
Which of the following is an implied power of Congress?
to provide and maintain an air force
Congress can regulate all of the following except
Congress begins its sessions at noon on
Which of these is not true about congressional committees?
Party membership is equal
To find the proceedings of Congress for last year, look in
the Congressional Record.
Which of the following is the judge of a Senator's qualifications?
Which of the following states presented the large state plan of representation at the
A quorum in the House and Senate is
Congressional investigations are chiefly for the purpose of
obtaining information to aid in enacting laws
A special power of the United States Senate is to
approve presidential appointments
The hopper is a
place for proposed bills
When Congress makes laws "...necessary and proper for carrying into execution the
foregoing powers...," it is using
Congress can pass a bill over the President's veto by a
Gerrymandering is most likely to be practiced by
a majority party in a state legislature
Which of the following is true about the President of the Senate?
He or she is the Vice President of the U.S.
A filibuster in the Senate
can be stopped by a Senate cloture rule
Which of the following may constitutionally call a special session of Congress?
the President of the U.S.
The total membership of Congress is
The census is taken every
Which of the following is not true about a lobbyist?
has evil intention
All of the following are roles of the President except
chief of the Supreme Court
Failure of the President to sign a bill within the ten-day limit after adjournment of Congress is
The minimum number of electoral votes needed to win the presidential election is
To serve as President of the U.S., a person must have attained the age of
Which of the following is not a function of political parties?
to make and define laws
The President has authority from the Constitution to do each of these except
A party platform
states in general terms the party's position on issues
The President must have been a resident within the United States for
One of the provisions of the Twenty-fifth Amendment provides that
when the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive
departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, declare the
President unable to discharge his duties, the Vice President shall assume the office of the
The smallest number of electoral votes a state may have is
The only crime defined by the Constitution is
Which president had a plan for increasing the number of judges on the Supreme Court?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The number of judges on the Supreme Court is
. set by Congress
Most federal judges hold office for a term of
life or good behavior
If the Supreme Court voted 9-0 on a case, there would not be a
Which Amendment to the Constitution has allowed many of the provisions of the national
Bill of Rights to be extended to cover the states?
The Supreme Court case that ruled that before a suspect is questioned, he or she must be
informed of his or her Constitutional rights was
Miranda v. Arizona
Cases that are appealed from the highest state court go to
the U.S. Supreme Court
A legislative act that punishes a person without a trial is a bill of
"Due process" is both
substantive and procedural
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