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A member in the House of Representatives must be:
A) At least 18
B) At least 30
C) Citizen of the United States
D) Both a and c
E) Both b and c
C) Citizen of the United States
The House of Representatives consists of ___ members, and the Senate consists of ___ members.
A) 535, 100
B) 435, 535
C) 100, 435
D) 435, 100
D. 435, 100
Every 10 years, there is a census taken in the United States. Following the census, what may occur?
A) A state may lose seats in the House of Representatives
B) A state may gain seats in the House of Representatives
C) The number of seats a state has may stay unchanged
D) Both a and b
E) A, b and c
E) A, b and c
The term reapportionment refers to:
A) The taking of a census
B) Gerrymandering
C) Dividing up the seats in the House of Representatives among the states
D) Senate riders
E) None of the above
C) Dividing up the seats in the House of Representatives among the states
The term of a Representative is __ years and the term of a Senator is __ years.
A) 4, 6
B) 2, 6
C) 6, 4
D) 6, 2
B) 2, 6
In order to serve in the Senate, a person must be:
A) At least 25 years old
B) A citizen of the United States
C) A natural born citizen of the United States
D) All of the above
E) A and B
B) A citizen of the United States
Which of the following statements about incumbency is true?
A) An incumbent is the person not currently holding a political office
B) Every election has an incumbent and a challenger
C) The reelection rate for incumbents is high
D) None of the above
C) The reelection rate for incumbents is high
Bills may be introduced:
A) Only in the House of Representatives
B) Only in the Senate
C) In the Senate and in the House
D) By any elected official
C) In the Senate and in the House
Who is responsible for choosing the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
A) The Senate
B) The House majority party’s caucus
C) The people
D) None of the above
B) The House majority party’s caucus
Every bill that is approved by a committee in the House of Representatives goes to:
A) The Speaker of the House
B) The Rules Committee
C) The Senate
D) The President
B) The Rules Committee
Which of the following is true about “open rule”?
A) It is only used in the Senate
B) It is only used in the House
C) It allows for amendments to be made to bills
D) A and C
E) B and C
E) B and C
Who is responsible to breaking voting ties in the Senate?
A) The President
B) The Vice President
C) The Senate Majority Leader
D) The Speaker of the House
B) The Vice President
The Senate Rules Committee:
A) Is chosen by the majority leader
B) Is chosen by the minority leader
C) Is chosen by the Vice President
D) Does not exist
D) Does not exist
What is cloture?
A) A 3/5 vote made to limit debate in the House
B) A vote made to prevent a filibuster
C) The minimum number of people required in order to conduct business
D) None of the above
B) A vote made to prevent a filibuster
Gerrymandering:
A) May occur because of a change in a state’s population
B) May affect U.S. Senate districts
C) Is done to give a political party an advantage
D) All of the above
E) A and C
E) A and C
Which of the following is a responsibility of the Speaker of the House?
A) Act as President should the President and Vice President be unable to do so.
B) Send all bills to a committee
C) Block filibusters
D) All of the above
E) A and B
E) A and B
If every member of the Senate is present and votes, how many votes are needed to end a filibuster?
A) 50 (If the party trying to break the filibuster is the same party as the Vice President)
B) 51 (Regardless of the party of the VP)
C) 60
D) 67
C) 60
When a 2004 tax bill included tax break on Chinese-made ceiling fans, the bill was going to greatly benefit companies such as Home Depot. This tax break was most likely a:
A) Rider
B) Filibuster
C) Cloture
D) Case of closed rule
A) Rider