Congress: Election, Power & Representation Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. You are having a conversation with a friend and when asked about your political affiliation, you reply: 'The same as most Americans.' This means you are affiliated with which of the following?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is correct regarding redistricting?

Question 4 4. A candidate is:

Question 5 5. 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?

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

Question 8 8. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following will most likely cause an incumbent to lose a reelection battle?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of the following is correct regarding the members of Congress?

Question 13 13. Which chamber of Congress must approve a bill?

Question 14 14. Based on the 2014 configuration of Congress, which of the following individuals was most likely to be a member?

Question 15 15. A bill may be introduced _____.

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Question 16 16. Congress is currently NOT responsible for which of the following?

Question 17 17. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

Question 18 18. In an interview, a candidate was asked about his religious views and replied: 'I represent the largest religious group in the United States.' If the candidate was correct, which religion does he belong to?

Question 19 19. Which of the following states is apportioned with the most seats in Congress?

Question 20 20. Which of these is a major difference between Congress and Parliament when creating a law?

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Question 21 21. A presidential candidate previously served in Congress for her state for five terms. Does she still need to be worried about name recognition?

Question 22 22. A member of Congress is talking to a friend and says: 'My main goal is to get reelected. After that, it's making sure my party is behind me. Only after that do I plan on introducing new laws in the House.' The member of Congress had to resign after that statement was made public. Was there any part of that statement that would not have led to his resignation?

Question 23 23. From 1964-2008, incumbents in Congress won over _____ of elections.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of gerrymandering?

Question 25 25. The results of a 2014 Gallup poll showed that most of the electorate _____.

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Question 26 26. How many representatives are in Congress?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. What happens when there are conflicts between the legislative and executive branch in a Parliamentary system?

Question 29 29. What are the two bodies of Congress?

Question 30 30. 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?

Congress: Election, Power & Representation Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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