Chapter 8 review (2) - Chapter 8 Congress Multiple Choice...

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Chapter 8 – Congress Multiple Choice 2. Members of Congress generally pay close attention to their constituents because A. they care about being reelected. B. the popularity of the president depends on it. C. the media forces them to do so. D. the Supreme Court has ruled that they may not vote against constituent preferences on important legislation. E. All of these. Bloom’s Skill: Comprehension 7. The residents of a congressional district or state are called A. incumbents. B. citizens. C. lobbyists. D. constituents. E. activists. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 8. The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each census is called A. gerrymandering. B. redistricting. C. reapportionment. D. reassignment. E. safe seats. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 9. An elected office that is predictably won by one party or the other is called a(n) A. incumbent advantage. B. sure bet. C. safe seat. D. party district. E. candidate’s dream. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 14. District lines for the House of Representatives are drawn by the authority of the A. president. B. Senate. C. House of Representatives. D. Supreme Court. E. State governments. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge
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15. The current holder of an elected office is called the A. challenger. B. gerrymander. C. incumbent. D. constituent. E. redistricter. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 17. Which of the following is an advantage held by incumbents in getting reelected? A. They can send free mail to their districts most of the time. B. They have high name recognition. C. They are able to help their constituents through earmark spending. D. They typically have more money than incumbents. E. All of these are advantages held by incumbents. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 18. Special spending projects set aside on behalf of individual members of Congress for their constituents are known as A. window dressing. B. gerrymandering. C. earmarks. D. name recognition. E. incumbency advantage. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 21. When a legislature has two chambers, it is said to be A. split. B. inefficient. C. bicameral. D. divided. E. unicameral. Bloom’s Skill: Knowledge 24. Powers given explicitly to Congress in the Constitution are called A. enumerated powers. B. unlisted powers.
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