Chapter 12 Quiz - 1 Congress is a legislature with members...

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1. Congress is a __________ legislature with __________ members. A) unicameral, 342 B) bicameral, 535 C) bicameral, 100 D) unicameral, 630 2. Which type of representation takes place when representatives have the same racial, ethnic, religious, or educational backgrounds as their constituents? A) sociological B) delegate C) trustee D) agency 3. Which type of representation occurs when constituents have the power to hire and fire their representatives? A) sociological B) delegate C) trustee D) agency 4. Which type of legislation specifies a project or other authorizations to be funded, as well as the location of the project within a particular district? A) concurrent resolution B) private bill C) pork barrel D) casework resolution 5. A proposal to grant some kind of relief, special privilege, or exemption to the person named in a bill is the definition of A) a private bill. B) casework. C) oversight. D) pork barrel. 6. According to the authors of the text, in recent years, the House has exhibited considerably more intense partisanship and ideological division than the Senate. Why? A) Because of their narrow constituencies, senators are less inclined to seek compromise than are House members. B) Since House members represent more homogeneous districts in which their party is dominant, they are less willing to seek compromise. C) Since the 1950s, the Republicans have controlled the House, but this has not been the case in the
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Senate. D) Leadership is more important in the Senate than in the House, thus senators follow party lines more strictly than House members. 7. In general, from a sociological representation perspective, how representative is the U.S. Congress? A) Congress mirrors the social origins of the U.S. population. B) Congress is representative only with respect to gender and race. C) Congress is representative only with respect to occupational backgrounds. D) Congress is not representative at all. 8. According to the authors of the text, incumbency tends to A) produce change in Congress. B) preserve the status quo in Congress. C) result in the election of new committee chairpersons. D) reduce the importance of seniority in Congress.
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Chapter 12 Quiz - 1 Congress is a legislature with members...

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