Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 Why is Congress the first branch of...

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Chapter 12 Why is Congress the first branch of government? A. because the Constitution has made it the most important branch B. because it can declare war C. because there was a Congress in the Articles of Confederation as well as the Constitution D. because it has the largest amount of people who work for it E. because the Constitution prescribes its powers and structures in Article 1 What is the House's division of labor called? A. the majority system B. the party system C. the speaker system D. the legislative branch E. the committee system Which of the following institutions is bicameral? A. President Pro Tempore B. the House of Representatives C. Congress D. the Supreme Court E. the Senate Which of the following is NOT a principal power of Congress? A. to make monetary policy B. to nominate Supreme Court justices C. to declare war D. to regulate commerce
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E. to establish federal courts below the Supreme Court What is the Senate's tradition of unlimited debate called? A. pro tempore B. censure C. cloture D. consent agreement E. filibuster What does a sponsor do? A. supports the whip B. introduces a bill C. suggests and promotes the members who don't have seniority to the head of committees D. initiates a cloture E. manages the committee assignments What occurs after the authorization process? A. the election of a Speaker B. cloture C. formation of conference committees D. the filibuster process E. the appropriation process A multiple referral involves several? A. caucuses. B. committees.
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C. sponsors. D. parties. E. rules. Who must agree on any dollar before the government actually has any money to spend on the actions it has authorized? A. the Ways and Means committee B. a conference committee C. the Senate leadership committee D. any standing committee E. the authorization committee Which of these is officially considered a restrictive rule? A. allowin g all amend ments to a piece of legislati on to be conside red B. the inabilit y to allow debate for more than 40 minutes C. specifyi ng that the amend ments are in
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A. the Ways and Means committee order D. prohibit ing any amend ments to a piece of legislati on E. the require ment of the Speaker 's vote during the process What is Fenno's paradox? F. the dilemma faced by members of Congress as to whether they should act as a trustee or a delegate G. the observation that citizens rate their own congressman more favorably than they do Congress as a whole H. the lack of success of most legislation because it serves too many interests I. the rating of the honesty and ethics of members of Congress as less than that of other occupations and yet they are still elected J. the fact that districts with members of Congress on special committees tend to get more benefits than those
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A. the Ways and Means committee without such representation What do most polls show concerning the nation's opinions on how well Congress solves national problems and meets national challenges? A. that it is rarely able to enforce laws that address national problems
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2008 for the course GOV 1500 taught by Professor Meader during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 Why is Congress the first branch of...

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