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The American Congress Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A bill may be introduced _____.

Question 2 2. Why must a candidate file a statement of candidacy?

Question 3 3. What is one measure of effectiveness of a Congressman?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is correct regarding redistricting?

Question 5 5. Based on the 2014 configuration of Congress, which of the following individuals was most likely to be a member?

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Question 6 6. How old must one be to run for the Senate?

Question 7 7. What is one of the reasons an incumbent has better success with fundraising?

Question 8 8. You are at a lecture where someone says: ''The members of Congress are representatives of the American peoples' religious views, background, and opinions.'' Which of the following differentiates the general public from members of Congress?

Question 9 9. An incumbent Congressman received 200 letters from people in his district where they questioned why he voted for a bill that increased taxes. He has sent personal letters to all of them to explain his stance on the issue, as well as to 800 other people in his district, without having to pay postage. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 10 10. You are a candidate for a congressional seat in Ohio. The president is up for reelection and wants to campaign with you. His current approval ratings are around 20%, and he just enacted a very unpopular tax reform. Should you call him to give a speech at one of your campaign rallies?

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Question 11 11. Stuart failed to return a loan and is currently bankrupt. According to studies, this fact _____.

Question 12 12. What are the two bodies of Congress?

Question 13 13. How much money must an individual raise or spend before they are required to register with the Federal Election Commission?

Question 14 14. If potential congressional candidates perceive that national forces like economic performance are not favorable, then _____

Question 15 15. Congress is currently NOT responsible for which of the following?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following will most likely cause an incumbent to lose a reelection battle?

Question 17 17. The process of Apportionment is governed by:

Question 18 18. Why doesn't a non-incumbent have as much success with media appearances as an incumbent?

Question 19 19. What is the purpose of the Federal Election Campaign Act?

Question 20 20. The President of The United States of America receives a bill. How can the President veto the bill?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example of gerrymandering?

Question 22 22. Since the creation of the United States of America, power in Congress has bounced back and forth between the political parties. One era is especially associated with voting along party lines as well as granting increased power to the Speaker and sunshine reforms, such as open hearings. Which of the following years belongs in that era?

Question 23 23. Voter turnout is greatest in _____ elections.

Question 24 24. Where does Congress meet?

Question 25 25. In order to run as an Independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, the candidate must _____

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Question 26 26. You are watching a documentary about Congress. One of the phrases you often hear is 'term of Congress'. As you don't know a lot about politics, you want to find out more. Which of the following will you probably discover?

Question 27 27. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

Question 28 28. In 2018, John Wayne, a teacher, is running against 6-term and current member of Congress, Thomas Jones, for the seat in the Texas fourth congressional district. John knows he is the underdog, so he is going to have a former Texas senator, Gerard Thorne, who now owns a business company, speak during his rally. Who is the incumbent in this story?

Question 29 29. From 1964-2008, incumbents in Congress won over _____ of elections.

Question 30 30. When the House of Representatives and the Senate disagree on changes to be made to a bill, what is the course of action?

The American Congress Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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