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  1. The Senate majority leader and the Senate minority leader

    A. Act as liaison with the White House when the president is of their party
    B. Are usually the same political party
    C. Are always selected by the chairperson of the national party
    D. Are responsible to the committee chairperson
  2. The real leadership power in the Senate rests in the hands of the

    A. president of the Senate
    B. president pro tempore of the Senate
    C. Senator designate selected by the president
    D. Senate majority leader
  3. The granting of release from the punishment for a crime is called

    A. a reprieve
    B. a congressional sanction
    C. a pardon
    D. executive privilege
  1. a D
  2. b A
  3. c C

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. Government corporations

    A. are agencies of government that run for-profit corporations that help provide a positive cash flow for the federal government
    B. are not truly agencies of government
    C. have yet to be fully utilized by any of the three branches of federal government
    D. are agencies of government that administer a quasi-business enterprise and are used when the activities to be performed are primarily commercial


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. The concept of cloture refers to

    A. a method used to defeat legislation in Congress
    B. a process that attempts to limit debate on a bill in the Senate
    C. closed meetings held by both parties to elect their leadership or resolve other important issues
    D. action taken by the House Rules Committee that must be approved by the Speaker


  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