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The U.S. Congress Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How much money must an individual raise or spend before they are required to register with the Federal Election Commission?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is correct regarding the members of Congress?

Question 3 3. Why must a candidate file a statement of candidacy?

Question 4 4. Which of the following was established by Article I of the United States Constitution?

Question 5 5. How old must one be to run for the Senate?

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Question 6 6. The process of Apportionment is governed by:

Question 7 7. Where does Congress meet?

Question 8 8. In order to run as an Independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, the candidate must _____

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a difference between the electoral systems of the U.K. and the United States?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. 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 12 12. 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 13 13. Which of the following is an example of gerrymandering?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following states is apportioned with the most seats in Congress?

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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. Which of the following is correct regarding redistricting?

Question 18 18. What happens when there are conflicts between the legislative and executive branch in a Parliamentary system?

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

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

The U.S. Congress Chapter Exam Instructions

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