Poly sci exam 2

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  1. the 2000 U.S presidential election was noteworthy because

    A) George w. Bush won the Elecoral College vote while losing thepopular vote.
    B) both B and C
    C) voter turnout reached its lowest level since the election of 1824
    D) both A and B
    E) voter turnout reached its highest level since the election of 1824
    A) George w. Bush won the Elecoral College vote while losing the popular vote.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. After the election of 1800, the voting process in the Electoral College was clarified so that a tie vote or a split ticket would be less likel to esult. this was accomplished by

    A) the U.S Sureme court
    B) an act of congress
    C) the Twelfth amendment to the U.S Constitution
    D) executive order the president
    E) the Tenth Amendment to the u.S Constitution
    C) the Twelfth amendment to the U.S Constitution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. the is a winner-take-all model used for presidential elections in forty-eight out of the fifty states.

    A) electoral filibuster
    B) unit rule
    C) systematic determination
    D) component law
    E) direct election
    B) unit rule
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. The single largest expansion of the American electorate occurred as a result of the

    A) nineteenth amendment
    B) first amendment
    C) eighteenth amendment
    D) thirteenth amendment
    E) tenth aendment
    A) nineteenth amendment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. The scandal that led to the resignation of president richard nixon was known as

    A) iran- contra
    B) monicagate
    C) teapot dome
    D) Whitewater gate
    E) watergate
    E) watergate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. The supreme court ruled that campaign expenditures are akin to free speech and are therefore protected by the first amendment in the case of

    A) Roe v. Wade
    B) smith v. allwright
    C) Buckley v. Valeo
    D) McConnell v. federal Election commission
    E) Tinker v. des moines
    C) Buckley v. Valeo
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. the federal Election campaign act was signed into law by president

    A) bill clinton
    B) jimmy carter
    C) john F. lennedy
    D) richard nixon
    E) george w. bush
    D) richard nixon
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Senator john McCain was a o-author of the

    A) USA Patriot act.
    B) voting rights act.
    C) help local government vote act
    D) electoral college reform act
    E) bipartisan campaign reform act
    E) bipartisan campaign reform act
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. limits on soft money donations to political parties were imposed by the

    A) 2010 campaign finance reform act
    B) federal election campaign act
    C) 2002 bipartisan campaign reform act
    D) buckley v. valeo case
    E) help american vote act
    C) 2002 bipartisan campaign reform act
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Elections held by political parties in order to select their nominees are referred to as
    A) primary elections
    B) loyality elections
    C) nomination conferencees
    D) unaligned elections
    E) general elections
    A) primary elections
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. the _____ primary, is a system in which voters are allowed to participate in the primary election without declaring membership in a party

    A) restricted
    B) binding
    C) blind
    D) closed
    E) open
    E) open
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. In a ______ primary, used in most states, voters pick delegates who are pledged to support a
    particular candidate

    A) open
    B) restricted
    C) blinding
    D) closed
    E) blind
    C) binding
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. in a(n) system, rank-and-file party members attend neighborhood meetings, share ideas and concerns about particular candidates, and cast a ballot for pledged delegates to attend a statewide meeting.

    A) nomination caucus
    B) open primary
    C) closed primary
    D) blinding primary
    E) blanket primary
    A) nomination caucus
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Which two states are normally afforded the privilege of holding the first primary and caucus in the presidential election cycle?

    A) Alabama and Washington
    B) Washington and New Hampshire
    C) South Carolina and ohio
    D) Iowa ad Nevada
    E) lowa and New Hampshire
    E) lowa and New Hampshire
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. An officeholder can be successfully recalled:

    A) if any replacement candidate receives a majority of votes cast
    B) if the vote is unanimous
    C) if any replacement candidate receives a plurality of votes cast
    D) if a simple majority votes for the recall
    E) only if a two-thirds majority votes for the recall
    D) if a simple majority votes for the recall
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Once an initiative has passed it can only be changed or invalidated by:

    A) a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the state legislature
    B) a governor's veto
    C) an act of congress
    D) another initiative or a legal challenge
    e) none of the above
    D) another initiative or a legal challenge
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Proposition 13 was an initative to amend the state constitution regarding:

    A) same- sex marriages
    B) illegal immigration
    C) longer prison sentences for repeat offenders
    D) taxation, particularly property taxes
    e) none of the above
    D) taxation, particularly property taxes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. a complsory referendum is a procedure that
    requires taht all debts in excess of $3 million and all constitutional amendments be put to a public vote.
  19. The conscience model of representation is what we might call

    A) the "democracy" test
    B) the "constituent test"
    C) the "public opinion"
    D) the "pillow" test"
    E) the "conscience test"
    D) the "pillow" test"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. In order to serve in the U.S Senate, a person must be a citizen of the u.S for how many years?

    A) 2 years
    B) 7 years
    C) 9 years
    D) 5 years
    E) 14 years
    C) 9 years
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. U.S senators have been directly elected by the people since the tatification of the
    A) nineteenth amendment
    B) sixteenth amendment
    C) twelfth amendment
    D) seventeenth amendment
    E) eleventh amendment
    D) seventeenth amendment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. The use of Congressional power to charter a national bank is an example of congress use of the
    A) commerce clause
    B) article 1, section 4 protections
    C) effective governance clause
    D) necessary and proper clause
    E) legislative supremacy clause
    D) necessary and proper clause
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. When the boundaries of an electoral district are drawn to secure a patisan advantage, ______ is said to have occurred
    A) gerrymandering
    B) redistricting
    C) reapportionment
    D) electoral division
    E) packing
    A) gerrymandering
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. the process of reallocating the number of seats assigned to each state in theU.S house of representatives based on changes in the population of the states is known as

    a) redistricting
    b( reapportionment
    c( reallocation
    d( redistribution
    e) reconciliation
    b) reapportionment
  25. There are ____ members of the U.S house of representatives

    A) 145
    B) 265
    C) 375
    D) 435
    E) 540
    D) 435
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. in the congress, joint committees are

    A) comprised of members of both the house and the senate to iron out differences between similar bils that have passed both houses
    B) called for the specific purpose of overseeing the impeachment trial of the president
    C) empowered to conduct oversight or research
    D) temporary committees created to deal with a specific issue
    E) responsible for handling the majority of the day-to-day business of legislating
    C) empowered to conduct oversight or research
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. The requirement that all bills be refered to committee before being considered by the body of the whole was established by

    A) presidential directive 47
    B) the u.s constitution
    C) judicial order
    D) the 194 legislative reorganization act
    E) common law tradition
    D) the 194 legislative reorganization act
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. the process of reviewing and revising a prposed piece of legislation by a committee is generally referred to as

    A) markup
    B) editorializing
    C) legislative prerogative
    D) open process
    E) judicial review
    A) markup
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. the house committee responsible for establishing the terms and conditions of debate on a bill is the

    A) appropriations committee
    B) rules committee
    C) legislative affairs committee
    D) procedure committee
    E) administration committee
    B) rules committee
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. the responsibility of the congress to review the federal bureaucracy's implementation of federal law is generally referred to as

    A) markup
    B) oversight
    C) legislative prerogative
    D) judicial review
    E) legislative review
    B) oversight
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. Responsibility for referring bills to specific committees in the U.S House of representatives generally fails to the

    A) minority leader
    B) majority leader
    C) sergeant-at-arms
    D) speaker of the house
    E) president
    D) speaker of the house
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. what U.S senator conducted the longest filbustering speech in American history in 1957?

    A) everett dirkson
    B) john f. kennedy
    C) strom thrumond
    D) lyndon jonson
    E) huey long
    C) strom thrumond
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. a senator who wants to stop debate and vote o a bil can attempt to

    A) exercise preemptive status
    B) send the bill back to committee
    C) invoke cloture
    D) organize a filibuster
    E) call the question
    C) invoke cloture
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. the deference to seniority expected by new members of the senate is sometimes referred to as te

    A) seniority system
    B) deference system
    C) networking norm
    D) allocatve system
    E) apprenticership norm
    E) apprenticership norm
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. federal money and programs that largely or wholly benefit just one state or congressional district are often referred to as

    A) teapot dome trades
    B) good governance grants
    C) balancing grants
    D) logrolling
    E) earmarks
    E) earmarks
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. in the context of the Congressional legislative process, logroling refers to the

    A) informal process of adding earmarks to legislation under consideration
    B) referral of legislation to the bueacracy for policy guidance
    C) reciprocal exchange of support for legislation
    D) passing of legislation back and forth between the house and the Senate
    E) sending of the final version of the bill to the president for consideration
    C) reciprocal exchange of support for legislation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. in 2007 the annual base pay of a california legislator was

    A) $92,300
    B) $124,876
    C) $113,098
    D) $55,120
    E) $79,500
    C) $113,098
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. proposition 140:

    A) lowered property taxes
    B) raised the voting requirement for new taxes in the state legislature to two-thirds
    C) placed limits on the public services available to illegal immigrants
    D) limited the terms of office for California state legislators
    E) reduced the salary of state legislators
    D) limited the terms of office for California state legislators
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. Which of the following would be an example of a juice bill?

    A) a bill lowering the voting age to fourteen
    B) a broadening of an administrative agency's regulatory powers at teh agecy's request
    C) increased funding for the community college system
    D) legislation giving a particular corporation a tax break
    e) all of the above
    D) legislation giving a particular corporation a tax break
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. the speaker pro tempore:

    A) is the chair of the assembly's rules committee
    B) presides over assembly floor sessions in the absence of the speaker
    C) is the leader of the minority party in the assembly
    D) is elected by the assembly
    E) is the head of state senate
    B) presides over assembly floor sessions in the absence of the speaker
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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Poly sci exam 2
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