Practice Questions Third Exam

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Practice Questions 1. The majority of bills a. are “marked up” by standing committees and sent to the floor for debate. b. die in the rules committees of the House and Senate. c. die in standing committees. d. are passed but die in conference because the House and Senate can’t agree. 2. Following the Republican victory in the House of Representatives in 1994 they reorganized and downsized many committees and congressional agencies. Which agency was eliminated all together? a. The Government Printing Office. b. The Office of Environmental Administration (OEA). c. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). d. The Joint Committee on Taxation. 3. In the _______________ the most desired offices are those located next to the conference rooms most used by the _____________ because of the informal rule that those in the office at the time a decision is made have some role to play in the implementation of the decision. This is known as the ___________________. a. Cabinet agencies; Secretary; rule of proximity b. House of Representatives; Speaker; rule of inclusion c. Senate; Majority Leader; congressional oversight d. White House; president and senior staff; rule of propinquity 4. In our classroom simulation we are discussing our bills in a(n) __________________. However, in the real House of Representatives most of the debate takes place in a(n) ______________. a. standing committee; subcommitttee b. conference committee; ad hoc committee c. rules committee; standing committee d. ad hoc committee; joint committee 5. All of the following are differences between the House and the Senate except a. The title of the most powerful officer in each chamber. b. The rules for floor debates. c. The terms of office. d. The use of standing committees to consider bills.
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6. Congress officially adjourns nine days after sending the President the last piece of legislation that made it through the House and the Senate. The President has done nothing to the bill prior to adjournment. What happens if the President does nothing by the 10 th day? a. the bill becomes law b. the bill is killed, the president has performed a pocket veto c. the bill sits on the President’s desk until he gets to it d. the bill is resubmitted to the Congressional conference committee 7. The number of seats allocated to each state in the House of Representatives are reapportioned every ________. a. ten years b. general election year c. five years d. The number of seats allocated to each state is fixed. 8. There are _________ elected members of the House of Representatives and ________ Senators. The leader of the House is the ________ and the leader of the Senate for all day-to-day business is the __________. a.
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