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Chapter Exam



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Question 1.
Which of the following is NOT one of the benefits which go with the job of being a member of Congress?

 
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Question 2.
The Constitution specifies that Member of the House must be _____ years of age; they Senators must be_____ years of age.

 
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Question 3.
Which of the following statements is TRUE?

 
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Question 4.
Reasons that incumbent Senators have greater competition than incumbent members of the House include all of the following EXCEPT

 
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Question 5.
The role of party identification in voters' choices in congressional campaigns is

 
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Question 6.
Nebraska's legislature is the only one in the United States that is NOT

 
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Question 7.
________ members present and voting can halt a filibuster by voting for cloture.

 
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Question 8.
The principal leader of the minority party in the House or in the Senate is called the

 
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Question 9.
Committee chairs play a dominant role in

 
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Question 10.
Caucuses in Congress

 
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Question 11.
Since the 1970s, power in Congress has become more

 
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Question 12.
The notion that presidential leadership of Congress is "at the margins" suggests that presidential leadership consists in

 
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Question 13.
Which of the following statements regarding party politics is FALSE?

 
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Question 14.
On a typical issue, the primary determinant of a congressional member's vote is

 
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Question 15.
Legislators who use their best judgment to make policy in the interests of the people are called

 
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Question 16.
The first woman to serve as Speaker of the House was Hillary Clinton.

   
 
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Question 17.
There are 435 members of the House and 100 Senators.

   
 
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Question 18.
Members of Congress are not substantially affected in their reelection bids by the ups and downs of the economy.

   
 
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Question 19.
Helping a constituent obtain a Social Security check is a form of casework.

   
 
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Question 20.
PACs often make contributions AFTER elections

   
 
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Question 21.
The House is less centralized than is the Senate.

   
 
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Question 22.
Filibusters occur in the Senate, but not the House.

   
 
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Question 23.
Oversight is one of the checks that Congress exercises over the executive branch.

   
 
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Question 24.
As part of the congressional reforms of the 1970s, Congress strengthened the seniority rule in selecting committee chairs.

   
 
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Question 25.
The strongest influence on how a member of the House of Representatives will vote is his or her party leadership.

   
 
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