Simple Majority: Definition, System & Rule


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How many members must vote yes for a bill to be passed with a simple majority by Congress?

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1. What is the formal term for attendance of a minimum number of members at a meeting before a vote can occur?

2. What kind of government exists when the people have the power and choose elected officials to represent them in the government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Topics covered in this assessment focus on the use of a simple majority vote by a body of government. Quiz questions will test your knowledge of definitions and your understanding of the conditions surrounding a simple majority vote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following quiz will test your knowledge of:

  • What form of government calls for elected officials
  • The terms and conditions of a simple majority vote
  • The relevance of a simple majority vote
  • Criteria of a different, but related type of vote

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about law making in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast a simple majority vote with other types of votes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of a simple majority vote

Additional Learning

When you are ready to move on, visit the related lesson called Simple Majority: Definition, System & Rule. Here you can find information on:

  • The majority rule system as used by the United States government
  • Bodies of government involved in passing a vote
  • The President's power to veto