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CHAPTER 10—THE CONGRESS MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The people that a legislator spends considerable time and effort serving are called a. delegates. b. trustees. c. constituents. d. representatives. e. members. ANS: C REF: The Congress 2. The founders of the American republic believed that most of the power that would be exercised by a national government should be in the hands of a. the chief executive. b. the legislature. c. The Electoral College. d. the bureaucracy. e. the judiciary. ANS: B REF: Why Was Congress Created? 3. The bicameralism of Congress reflected the Founders' desire to balance the interests of a. big states and small states. b. common citizens and elites. c. the northern and southern states. d. business and labor. e. both a and b. ANS: E REF: Why Was Congress Created? 4. The logic of separate constituencies and separate interests underlying the bicameral Congress was reinforced by a. differences in length of tenure. b. the state governments. c. the methods of amending the Constitution. d. the Bill of Rights. e. none of the above. ANS: A REF: Why Was Congress Created? 5. The principal function of any legislature is a. carrying out the law. b. lawmaking. c. checking the power of the judicial branch. d. oversight. e. advice and consent. ANS: B REF: The Functions of Congress 6. The concept of logrolling refers to a. action taken by a senator that attempts to prevent a bill from passing in the Senate. b. a method that is used to keep one bill on the floor for an extended period of time, thus
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blocking all legislation. c. an arrangement by which two or more members of Congress agree in advance to support each other's bills. d. a method that the president uses when he wants to prevent the passage of legislation. e. both a and b. ANS: C REF: The Functions of Congress 7. A representative who is performing the role of a trustee is a. only representing the needs of his or her constituents. b. supporting the president on all of his legislative programs. c. acting on conscience or representing the broad interests of the entire society. d. supporting his or her political party. e. representing other members of Congress. ANS: C REF: The Functions of Congress 8. A representative who is performing the role of an instructed delegate is a. primarily representing the wishes of his or her constituents. b. supporting the president on all of his legislative programs. c. representing the broad interests of the entire society. d. supporting his or her political party. e. representing other members of Congress. ANS: A REF: The Functions of Congress 9. A legislator from Florida who votes, against her better judgment, to support subsidies for orange growers would be acting a. as a trustee. b.
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