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The Congress: Election, Powers, and Representation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If potential congressional candidates perceive that national forces like economic performance are not favorable, then _____

Question 2 2. Voter turnout is greatest in _____ elections.

Question 3 3. What is the purpose of the Federal Election Campaign Act?

Question 4 4. How much money must an individual raise or spend before they are required to register with the Federal Election Commission?

Question 5 5. Why doesn't a non-incumbent have as much success with media appearances as an incumbent?

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Question 6 6. What happens when there are conflicts between the legislative and executive branch in a Parliamentary system?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 9 9. A bill may be introduced _____.

Question 10 10. Where does Congress meet?

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Question 11 11. The state of the economy refers to:

Question 12 12. Which of these is a major difference between Congress and Parliament when creating a law?

Question 13 13. 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 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. When the president is perceived to be performing well:

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Question 16 16. Congress has the authority to lay and collect taxes from the American people. Which of the following provides Congress with that capacity?

Question 17 17. The President of The United States of America receives a bill. How can the President veto the bill?

Question 18 18. Why must a candidate file a statement of candidacy?

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

Question 20 20. How are bills in the House of Representatives introduced differently than bills in the Senate?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following describes the Separation of Powers doctrine?

Question 22 22. From 1964-2008, incumbents in Congress won over _____ of elections.

Question 23 23. How old must one be to run for the Senate?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a difference between the electoral systems of the U.K. and the United States?

Question 25 25. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

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Question 26 26. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

Question 27 27. Congress is currently NOT responsible for which of the following?

Question 28 28. 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.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following positions has a term limit of two terms?

The Congress: Election, Powers, and Representation Chapter Exam Instructions

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