AP Unit IV Sample Questions

AP Unit IV Sample Questions - Unit IV Congress Presidency...

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1. 0A member of the House of Representatives from a “safe” district who wanted to increase his or her influence in Congress would be best advised to seek appointment to which of the following committees? a0. Agriculture b0. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs c0. Ways and Means d0. Small Business e0. Veterans’ Affairs 2. 0Which of the following is an important consideration in understanding the organizations of BOTH Congress and the British House of Commons? a0. presidential veto power b0. political parties c0. committees d0. Supreme Court rulings e0. interaction between legislative committees and agencies within the bureaucracy 3. 0If one congressional district in a state has three times the population of another district in the state, the problem is referred to as a0. gerrymandering b0. cloture c0. pork-barreling d0. mal-apportionment e0. the iterative factor 4. 0The most important factor that influences congressional staff as they work with proposed legislation is a0. party interests b0. the merits and problems of bills as considered objectively c0. the interests of his or her employer d0. the view of the chairman of the committee to which the bill is assigned e0. the interests of his or her state or district 5. 0Over the past 30 years the relationship between the media and government officials has grown more and more a0. friendly b0. adversarial c0. intermittent d0. purposeful e0. independent
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6. 0Which of the following is the primary responsibility of Congress? a0. enforcing the administrative decisions of bureaucracy b0. selecting the head of the executive branch of government c0. policymaking d0. enforcing decisions made in the executive and judicial branches e0. cooperating with interest groups 7. 0All of the following are powers of the Speaker of the House of Representatives EXCEPT : a0. presiding over the House when it is in session b0. controlling discussions on the floor of the House c0. exercising substantial control over which bills get assign to which committees d0. serving as national spokesperson for the party, especially if the Speakers’ party is different from the president’s party e0. controlling committee assignments 8. 0The profile of a typical member of Congress tends to confirm the charge that they are a0. discriminatory against minorities b0. elite c0. mostly from working class backgrounds d0. poorly educated e0. power seekers who often do not serve the needs of their constituents
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