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4 Written questions

2 Matching questions

  1. 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
  2. Congress enacted the Government in the Sunshine Act in 1976. Under this act,

    A. all agencies headed by a committee are required to hold their meetings regularly in public session
    B. all agencies must provide written, notarized minutes of all meetings to the press
    C. daylight savings times was instituted
    D. both a and b
  1. a A
  2. b B

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. Typically, administrations use executive privilege

    A. to circumvent congressional authority
    B. to protect the president from civil lawsuits
    C. to safeguard national security secrets
    D. only when the constitution explicitly says that it is applicable


  2. Congress must

    A. delegate day-to-day administration of its programs to bureaucrats
    B. by law, maintain control of day-to-day administration of its programs
    C. provide safe guards to not allow bureaucrats to have discretion in the interpretation of legislation
    D. only allow those bureaucrats who have demonstrated an understanding of the intent of legislation to have the discretion to interpret that legislation


  3. Congr4ess purposefully passes vague laws

    A. because they can't do any better
    B. in order to avoid the wrath of the voters
    C. due to their lack of technical expertise
    D. in order to comply with the Taft-Hartley bill


  4. 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


  5. If the president uses a regular veto, he or she

    A. must submit legislation that would accomplish the same goal but through a different means
    B. cannot use another regular veto for ten working days
    C. must have the approval of the Senate majority leader and the Speaker of the House
    D. must return the bill to Congress with a veto message