exam three americangov section 3


What is the meaning of the cartoon?


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A. Street mimes deserve their constitutional rights.


B. The powers of Congress are limited.


C. The powers of Congress are unlimited.


D. Many federal laws tend to be unfair.






Question 2 of 20
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What is the theoretical reason behind the Framers’ favoring of a bicameral Congress?




A. The British Parliament was bicameral.


B. The original 13 colonies followed a bicameral style.


C. One house can act as a check on the other.


D. The Constitution called for a bicameral legislature.



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Who are the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate?




A. The secretary of state leads the House; the Vice President leads the Senate.


B. The Speaker leads the House; the Vice President leads the Senate.


C. The president pro tempore leads the House; the majority leader leads the Senate.


D. The Vice President leads the House; the Speaker leads the Senate.






Question 4 of 20
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Who is the leader of the House of Representatives?




A. the Speaker of the House


B. the Vice President


C. the secretary of state


D. the president of the House






Question 5 of 20
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There are several types of bills and resolutions. Which type may deal with a temporary matter, such as granting money for a presidential event?




A. a concurrent resolution


B. a discharge petition


C. a joint resolution


D. a rider






Question 6 of 20
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Along with the power to tax, what power has provided much of the basis upon which Congress and the courts have built nearly all the implied powers?




A. the Bill of Rights


B. the Preamble


C. the Amendments


D. the Commerce Clause






Question 7 of 20
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How do the congressional terms of Senators and Representatives differ?



In this map, why do members of the House of Representatives from California outnumber the representatives from Wyoming?




A. California is bigger in geographical area.


B. The Bill of Rights states that California must have more representatives.


C. California became a state before Wyoming did.


D. California’s population is larger than Wyoming’s.






Question 12 of 20
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Which two powers guide much of the daily work of Congress?




A. the sovereign power and inherited power


B. the commerce power and the taxing power


C. the veto power and the impeachment power


D. the judicial power and the excise power






Question 13 of 20
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Members of Congress receive benefits and privileges. Which privilege does the Constitution give them?




A. They cannot be sued for statements made in a newspaper.


B. They cannot be questioned in the courts about debates in Congress.


C. They are not responsible if they attack someone in a pubic speech.


D. They are not responsible if they attack someone in writing.






Question 14 of 20
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If no one person receives a majority of electoral votes for President, who chooses the President?




A. the Senate


B. the House of Representatives


C. the Speaker of the House


D. the secretary of state






Question 15 of 20
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What factor is most likely to limit the level of congressional pay?




A. fear of election-day fallout


B. the amount of additional income a person might have


C. laws contained in State Constitutions


D. the law as stated in the Constitution






Question 16 of 20
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Who confirms the presidential appointments of Cabinet officers and other top federal officials?




A. both houses of Congress


B. the House of Representatives


C. the President


D. the Senate






Question 17 of 20
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McCulloch v. Maryland upheld the concept of implied powers and set a pattern for which type of approach to interpreting the Constitution?




A. strict constructionist


B. moderate constructionist


C. Constitutional constructionist


D. liberal constructionist






Question 18 of 20
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According to the 12th Amendment, if no one person receives a majority of electoral votes for President, who decides the issue?




A. Senate


B. House of Representatives


C. Speaker of the House


D. secretary of state






Question 19 of 20
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Which name would apply to a person who wants Congress to exercise only the expressed powers in the Constitution?




A. strict constructionist


B. liberal constructionist


C. liberal Democrat


D. strict Republican






Question 20 of 20
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What are delegated powers?




A. Powers given to members of Congress by the voters.


B. Powers given to Congress by the President.


C. Powers given to members of Congress by the Supreme Court.


D. Powers given to Congress by the Constitution.





A. Representatives’ terms are staggered.


B. Senators are chosen by congressional districts.


C. Representatives are more exposed to the national media.


D. Senators have more years in office, which gives them better job security.






Question 8 of 20
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Which governing body has been organized without interruption since its first session in 1789?




A. the Senate


B. the Supreme Court


C. the House of Representatives


D. the Internal Revenue Service






Question 9 of 20
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Why are special sessions of Congress rarely called?




A. The financial cost is too high.


B. Congressional numbers would make it too cumbersome.


C. Congress already meets nearly year-round.


D. It would take too much time.






Question 10 of 20
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In what way does Congress participate in checks and balances as a lawmaking authority?




A. It raises taxes.


B. It does not get involved in partisan projects.


C. It meets regularly with the Supreme Court.


D. It oversees operations of various agencies in the executive branch.

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