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3 Matching questions

  1. The public education function of Congress is carried out by all of the following except:

    A. holding hearings
    B. setting the public policy agenda
    C. oversight
    D. casework
  2. Government 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
  3. In accordance with the language of a constitutional amendment, the District of Columbia casts electoral votes equal to

    A. the number cast by the state with the smallest population
    B. the number it would cast if it were a state
    C. four
    D. two
  1. a A
  2. b B
  3. c D

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. 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


  2. If the office of vice president becomes vacant

    A. it remains unfilled until the next election, and the Speaker of the House becomes president if the president dies
    B. the president nominates a replacement who must be approved by both chambers of Congress
    C. the president names a replacement who is not subject to congressional approval
    D. the president nominates a replacement who must be approved by the Senate


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. As chief diplomat the president

    A. is responsible for selecting judges to federal courts
    B. is responsible for all actions within the executive branch
    C. selects leaders of his or her party in Congress
    D. negotiates treaties, recognizes foreign governments, and makes executive agreements