What is the House of Representatives? - Definition & Members


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The House of Representatives favors states with which type of population?

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1. After the Census, representation in the House of Representatives is divided out between the states according to population and must equal _____ seats.

2. How long are the election terms for the House of Representatives AND do the elections happen in even or odd-numbered years?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of the House of Representatives. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the types of states the House favors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Number of seats in the House
  • Term lengths for Representatives
  • Position that runs the House's activity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of the House of Representatives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the years in which elections for the House are held
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the type of bill that only the House of Representatives can originate

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled What is the House of Representatives? - Definition & Members. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the history behind the House of Representative's creation
  • Understand how state representation is divided in the House
  • Know how long a Representative's term is and when elections are held
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the House of Representatives