Questions and answers for Basics of American Government Test

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Fall 2007 1. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. In what year did it take effect? - 1789 2. Prior to the ratification of the Constitution, the colonies were held together under what governing document? -loose confederation under the Articles of Confederation 3. The authors of The Federalist Papers used a pseudonym? What was it? -Publius 4. How many Federalist Papers were there? -85 5. The Federalist Papers were written by three people. Name them. -John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison 6. What is bicameralism? - Two Chambers, house and senate 7. The Constitution has been amended how many times? - 27 times 8. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are referred to as what? -Bill of Rights 9. Article I of the Constitution outlines the powers and organization of what branch of government? - Legislative 10. The U.S. House of Representatives has how many members? - 435 11. Each member of the House of Representatives represents a district comprised by approximately how many people? -650,000 (650 thousand) 12. The U.S. Senate has how many members? -100
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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