Study Questions ch 11

Study Questions ch 11 - A) tradition B) political party C)...

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Study Questions Chapter 11 Define: Enumerated Powers Elastic Clause Gerrymandering Unanimous Consent 1. The "Great Compromise" during the constitutional convention created an arrangement A) that greatly enhanced the power of the large states. B) that greatly enhanced the power of the small states. C) where members of the House of Representatives were appointed by state legislators. D) where Senators were elected by ordinary citizens. E) that severely undermined the power of southern states. 2. Which of the following best explains the demographic makeup of Congress? A) It is basically representative of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population. B) It has remained virtually unchanged for 200 years. C) It includes a greater percentage of minorities than the actual population. D) It is not entirely consistent with the norm of political equality. E) It has become less diverse over time. 3. The best single predictor of how a congress member will vote is
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Unformatted text preview: A) tradition B) political party C) ideology D) presidential leadership E) citizen preferences 4. If Congress does not reflect the demographic diversity of the citizenry, can it claim to represent the public? 5. Create a scenario in which you are a member of Congress. Which district do you represent? What are the features of this district, including ideology, issues of importance, and the districts primary means of economy? How do each of these factors influence which committees you will try to get on, what casework you will do, and what else you will do to ensure your reelection by adequately representing your constituents? 6. How democratic is the United States Congress? Based on what you know about the Framers, how do you think that they would assess the level of democracy associated with todays Congress? Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course POL 1 taught by Professor Robertbrown during the Fall '05 term at Riverside Community College.

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