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3 Matching questions

  1. Redistricting is

    A. the allocation of seats in the House to each state after each census
    B. the redrawing of district boundaries within each state to ensure equal district populations
    C. a court order to hold new elections because of voting irregularities
    D. altering a legislative formula that apportions spending among the states
  2. To assist him in his various tasks as chief executive, the president has

    A. unlimited power to create offices within the executive branch
    B. the cooperation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    C. the power to act in all cases of national importance
    D. a federal bureaucracy
  3. Most people who study the decision-making process in Congress agree that the single best predictor for how a member will vote is his or her

    A. party affiliation
    B. affiliation with organized interest groups
    C. length of time in Congress
    D. age
  1. a B
  2. b D
  3. c A

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. If congressional districts did not have to be reapportioned,

    A. it would be much more difficult for incumbents to be reelected
    B. it would be possible for one district to have twice the number of people of another district
    C. voters could vote in any congressional district, as long as they were registered
    D. members of Congress would not have to reside in the district they represent


  2. One major problem with the role of the instructed delegate is that

    A. the president's program may not have the support of the public
    B. the constituents may not actually have well-formed views on many issues
    C. a majority of the constituents may be of different political party than the representative
    D. few members of Congress are knowledgeable about most legislation


  3. To be elected president one must receive a

    A. simple majority of the popular vote
    B. simple majority of the electoral vote
    C. plurality of the popular vote
    D. plurality of the electoral vote


  4. Bureaucracies

    A. exist only in governments
    B. do not occur in the private sector
    C. may occur almost anywhere in our society
    D. both a and b


  5. 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