Measurements of Congress' Effectiveness: Responsibilities & Achievements


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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?

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1. Which chamber of Congress must approve a bill?

2. A member of Congress in the House of Representatives has prepared a bill that he believes will significantly increase private expenditure by decreasing taxes. He wants to introduce his bill, so he will place it in a special box that is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The popularity of Congress fluctuates frequently, but there are ways to fairly definitively measure a Congressman's effectiveness. In this quiz, you'll be tested on how Congress works and ways to measure how effective it is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests how well you can:

  • Recall who introduces a new law into Congress
  • Know what house must approve a bill
  • Recognize measures of effectiveness of a Congressman
  • Remember how many individuals are in Congress

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on measuring Congress' effectiveness
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired on how many people are in Congress
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've learned to successfully answer questions on how Congress works and how to measure its effectiveness

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