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POLI 100 – Post Tests Lecture #14: 1. What “type” of individual would be least likely to run for Congress? A. An ambitious individual B. An individualist C. A entrepreneur or small business owner D. A Washington insider 2. Which of these people is most likely to run for Congress? A. A rich, successful lawyer in a big firm B. A moderately successful lawyer from a rural area C. A university professor D. A successful and ambitious small business owner from a small town 3. All of the following are true of people who run for Congress except A. They are often lawyers B. They are “risk takers” who believe in themselves enough to risk their ordered lives C. They are typically ambitious and individualistic D. They are often corporate officers Lecture #15: 1. Incumbency is important to candidate’s for A. Gaining name recognition B. Promoting a favorable image C. Ability to raise money D. All of the above E. None of the above 2. Which of the following does not contribute to the incumbency advantage? A. Incumbents seldom face strong challengers B. Incumbents enjoy a boost from presidential popularity C. Incumbents enjoy name recognition D. Incumbents generally have a fundraising advantage over challengers E. Both B and D
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3. Which of the following is a reason why Congressional incumbents nearly always win reelection? a. They are better able to execute on-line processing of information than their challengers b. They are often more recognizable to their constituents than their challenger c. As sitting members, they are often able to capitalize on the favorable image Americans have of Congress d. None of the above: Congressional incumbents only rarely win reelection 4. What can negatively affect a congressman’s chances of reelection? A. Party surges, like the Republican Revolution of 1994 B. Redistricting, where incumbents are forced to run against each other C. Responsibilities in Washington eroding the base constituency D. All of the above Lecture #16: 1. What strategy is often employed by new members of the House in order to gain authority? A. Become an expert on a very narrow subject matter B. Volunteer to be on as many committees as possible C. Make controversial votes D. Participate often in debates on controversial subjects 2. A filibuster is: A. A rule used in the House to prevent a confirmation vote on a Supreme Court nominee B. Tactic often used in the Senate to prevent the chamber from voting on a proposed law C. A wasteful spending program directed at pleasing constituents and securing reelection D. A tactic used by the president to block legislation approved by Congress 3. Over the past decade, partisanship in Congress has: A. Become less restrained B. Become more restrained C. Not changed D. Become almost irrelevant 4. When the founder created Congress, they thought: A. Conflict would develop between parties B. Conflict would develop between states C. The institution would become professionalized D. Both B and C
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5. Which of the following is an example of a congressional norm of behavior? A. All Senators feel free to speak equally during debate
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Term #2 Post Quizzes - POLI 100 Post Tests Lecture #14: 1....

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