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3-7
Which of the following is NOT an option for the president when Congress sends a bill to the White House?
A. The president must take the bill to Congress to explain his views of the bill.
B. The president can sign the bill and it becomes law.
C. The president can veto the bill and send it back to Congress.
D. The president can do nothing and the bill becomes law after ten days.
A. The president must take the bill to Congress to explain his views of the bill. is NOT an option.
3-6
Every year, each bill introduced in the U.S. Congress is an attempt to establish _______
A. a rule of law governing some aspect of our lives.
B. a seniority system to schedule time for floor debate.
C. the means by which a freshman member of Congress may debate bills on the floor.
D. the guidelines for a bill's first reading on the floor.
A. a rule of law governing some aspect of our lives.
3-10
Senator John McCain states that average U.S. citizens are cynical and feel alienated about their ability to influence their government because they believe that special interests
A. have bought access and influence.
B. outnumber involved citizens
C. know more about the legislative process.
D. are more likely to nominate their members for political office.
A. have bought access and influence
3-5
In the Chadha case the Supreme Court ruled that _____
A. the legislative veto is unconstitutional.
B. the use of the Congressional Budget Office is unconstitutional.
C. the use of the General Accounting Office to monitor executive spending is unconstitutional.
D. the use of the Office of Technology Assessment is an invasion of the executive domain and therefore is unconstitutional.
A. the legislative veto is unconstituional.
3-4
How many votes are required to invoke a cloture in the Senate?
A. Three-fifths of the entire Senate.
B. Sixty members
C. It's too difficult to get
D. Both A and B
D. Both A and B
3-8
Which of the following was NOT a provision in the 1993 Assault Weapons Ban Bill?
A. It banned nineteen kinds of assault weapons.
B. It banned the making of ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds.
C. It required a six-month period to check the records of the purchaser.
D. It banned the importation of certain ammunition clips.
C. It required a six-month period to check the records of the purchaser. is NOT a provision
3-11
Senator Mitchell McConnell opposed the Campaign Finance Reform Bill because he believed it
A. distracted from more seriously needed reforms
B. discouraged the average citizen from seeking political office.
C. violated teh First Amendment freedom of speech.
D. confused proposed legislation by Common Cause
C. violated the First Amendment freedom of speech.
3-9
Opponents of the Assault Weapons Ban Bill claimed that the use of assault weapons in defending oneself and others _______
A. should play an important role in the decision for members of Congress.
B. required more hard data before voting.
C. was greatly exaggerated.
D. was proved statistically valid by police for stopping crime.
A. should play an important role in the decision for members of Congress.
3-1
Which of the following is true regarding the present relationship of the two houses of Congress?
A. House seats are safer than Senate seats.
B. Senate seats are safer than House seats.
C. There are fewer marginal Senate seats than there are marginal House seats.
D. The House is more responsive than the Senate to pressures for change in the status quo.
A. House seats are safer than Senate seats.
3-2
Which committee controls what bills are brought to the floor of the House of Representatives?
A. The Ways and Means Committee
B. The Rules Committee
C. The Appropriations Committee
D. The Conference Committee
B. The Rules Committee
3-3
An attempt to talk a bill to death and thus prevent it from coming to a vote in the Senate is a _________
A. discharge petition.
B. motion of cloture.
C. special rule.
D. filibuster.
D. filibuster