The Congress: Election, Powers, and Representation: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When the House of Representatives and the Senate disagree on changes to be made to a bill, what is the course of action?

Question 2 2. What is the purpose of the Federal Election Campaign Act?

Question 3 3. Which of these is a major difference between Congress and Parliament when creating a law?

Question 4 4. How old must one be to run for the Senate?

Question 5 5. The Necessary and Proper Clause empowers Congress with the ability to make all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying into execution the laws that are enumerated in the Constitution. This is where we derive the _____ of Congress.

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Question 6 6. If potential congressional candidates perceive that national forces like economic performance are not favorable, then _____

Question 7 7. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

Question 8 8. What are the two bodies of Congress?

Question 9 9. Congress is currently NOT responsible for which of the following?

Question 10 10. A bill may be introduced _____.

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Question 11 11. The President of The United States of America receives a bill. How can the President veto the bill?

Question 12 12. A candidate is:

Question 13 13. John Clemence is a popular member of a large political party who has spent a long time as a member of the country's main legislative house. He often disagrees with the leadership and refuses to vote with the majority of the party due to his own beliefs, but he will still have the support of his party in the upcoming election. In which of the following systems is this likely to occur?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Why must a candidate file a statement of candidacy?

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Question 16 16. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

Question 17 17. What is one of the reasons an incumbent has better success with fundraising?

Question 18 18. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. How would the public LIKELY vote in a congressional election if the economy is performing poorly under a 'conservative' Congress?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 22 22. Thomas Smith is a teacher in a country that has a parliamentary political system. He thinks that he could make a difference in Parliament. Which of the following can place him in the position to campaign for a seat in Parliament?

Question 23 23. Why doesn't a non-incumbent have as much success with media appearances as an incumbent?

Question 24 24. What happens when there are conflicts between the legislative and executive branch in a Parliamentary system?

Question 25 25. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Where does Congress meet?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. From 1964-2008, incumbents in Congress won over _____ of elections.

Question 30 30. How much money must an individual raise or spend before they are required to register with the Federal Election Commission?

The Congress: Election, Powers, and Representation: Help and Review 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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