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Political Science Questions - d. Citizen courts 6. There...

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Political Science Questions: 1. Why did the founding fathers institute a bicameral legislature? a. To balance out the executive and judicial branches. b. To bring both representation systems into the legislative body. c. To bring power to both bodies. d. To divide up the work of the legislative branch. 2. In what method of presidential candidate selection was the process centered in Washington DC? a. King caucus b. National Convention c. Primaries d. Direct Election 3. When did the executive branch rise to its current status of most powerful branch? a. 1830s b. 1850s c. 1930s d. 1960s 4. Which reason was NOT a reason for the strengthening of the presidential office? a. FDR’s administrative reforms b. The end of the king caucuses c. Constitutional amendments d. None of the above 5. Which is not a main type of court in the federal system? a. Supreme court b. Trial courts c. Court of appeals
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Unformatted text preview: d. Citizen courts 6. There are 89 _____ courts in the federal system who answer to the 12 ____ courts which review their decision. a. Appellate; district b. District; appellate c. Trial; federal d. Federal; trial 7. In what year did Marbury v Madison institute judicial review? a. 1803 b. 1789 c. 1832 d. 1819 8. True or false: The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in most of its cases. 9. Stare decisis with relation to the courts means: a. The court will poll constituents for their decision b. The court will decide according to precedent c. The court will recess for a month before reaching their decision d. The courts decision will be that of the lower courts before it 10. Who can grant pardons, reprieves and amnesty? a. House of Representatives b. Senate c. President d. Supreme Court...
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This note was uploaded on 06/23/2011 for the course POLS 1001 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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