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3 Matching questions

  1. Most of the actual work of legislating is

    A. performed by interest groups and then acted on by Congress
    B. accomplished in state legislatures and then acted on by Congress
    C. performed by the president and then accepted routinely by Congress
    D. performed by the committees and subcommittees within Congress
  2. 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
  3. A filibuster is

    A. an attempt to prevent the passage of a bill through the use of unlimited debate
    B. an attempt to persuade others to vote for a particular bill in return for a favor at a later date
    C. used in the House to force a standing committee to release a bill
    D. a method used by the Speaker of the House to promote this majority party's legislation
  1. a A
  2. b B
  3. c D

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. The federal government's fiscal year

    A. is identical to the calendar year
    B. is one year in advance of the calendar year
    C. lags one year behind the calendar year
    D. begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year


  2. A pocket veto

    A. can be used by a president only once during his term in office
    B. can only be used when Congress adjourns for the session within ten days of the bill being submitted to the President
    C. means that the legislation cannot be reintroduced in the next Congress
    D. was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1936


  3. The most common previous occupation of presidents in the United States has been

    A. military commander
    B. farmer
    C. educator
    D. lawyer


  4. Oversight is the process by which Congress

    A. follows up on the laws it has enacted
    B. reviews the actions of subcommittees
    C. chooses its leadership
    D. supervises the activity of the judicial branch


  5. 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


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