Legislative Tactics: From Caucuses to Vetoes


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A filibuster:

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1. A cloture can be used:

2. Pork barrel legislation benefits a small group of people but spreads the cost:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how various tactics are used to get legislation passed or stalled. In order to answer these practice questions, you'll need to know when each legislative tactic would be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the definitions and application of:

  • Filibuster
  • Cloture
  • Pork barrel legislation
  • Logrolling
  • Riders

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related legislative tactics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why each legislative tactic is used and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pork barrel legislation and logrolling
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as filibuster and cloture

Additional Learning

To learn more about the legislative process, review the accompanying lesson called Legislative Tactics: From Caucuses to Vetoes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define six legislative tactics used in Congress
  • Examine the effectiveness of each legislative tactic
  • Identify when particular tactics are used to further an individual's or committee's legislative interests