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4 Matching 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. As chief executive, the president is constitutionally bound to

    A. enforce laws, treaties, and court orders
    B. submit a balanced budget to Congress
    C. inform Congress prior to any military action
    D. oversee actions of state governments
  3. In 1938, a coalition of conservative Democrats and Republicans took control of Congress and passed the Hatch Act of 1939. This act

    A. prohibited federal employees from actively participating in the political management of campaigns
    B. did not allow federal employees to vote in federal elections
    C. forbade the use of federal authority to influence nominations and elections and outlaws the use of bureaucratic rank to pressure federal employees to make political contributions
    D. both a and c
  4. The federal bureaucracy in the United States

    A. has stayed about the same size as far as number of employees since the early part of the twentieth century
    B. has grown slightly since the mid-twentieth century
    C. has grown enormously since the creation of the country
    D. has become stagnant, both in number of employes and in cost
  1. a B
  2. b A
  3. c C
  4. d D

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. One major difference between the House and Senate is the total number of members. This has meant that

    A. the House will spend much more time on a bill on the floor as opposed to the Senate
    B. the Senate is able to decide on the proper action on a bill quicker than the House
    C. a greater number of formal rules are needed to govern activity in the House
    D. House members must sit on more committees than senators


  2. 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


  3. Independent regulatory agencies

    A. have no direct interaction with the federal government
    B. are typically responsible for a specific type of public policy and make and implement rules and regulations in a specific area to protect the public interest
    C. are not truly independent but must have all rules and regulations reviewed and approved by the Senate prior to implementation
    D. all of the above


  4. A power created for the president through laws passed by Congress is called a

    A. constitutional power
    B. statutory power
    C. limited power
    D. inherent power


  5. 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