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Chapter 11 Practice Test - Chapter 11 Practice Test 1 A...

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Chapter 11 Practice Test 1. A person ordinarily becomes a candidate for representative or senator by… a. Appealing to party leaders. b. Serving first in the state legislature. c. Serving in the state judiciary. d. Running in a primary election. e. Serving first in a government agency. 2. Whereas the principal work of a parliament is debate, that of a congress is… a. Representation b. Oversight c. Administration d. Investigation e. Discussion 3. Contemporary critics of Congress disagree with the Framers’ vision of Congress in that the critics… a. Believe that Congress should normally proceed slowly in its deliberations. b. Believe that Congress should rarely act without guidance from the executive branch. c. View Congress as designed to check and balance strong leaders in the executive branch. d. Wish to end policy gridlock by making Congress capable of speedily adopting sweeping changes in national policies. e. Wish to make changes to prevent the American political system from resembling a parliamentary system.
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