Poly sci exam 2

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

    A) both B and C
    B) voter turnout reached its highest level since the election of 1824
    C) both A and B
    D) George w. Bush won the Elecoral College vote while losing thepopular vote.
    E) voter turnout reached its lowest level since the election of 1824
    D) 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) executive order the president
    B) the Tenth Amendment to the u.S Constitution
    C) an act of congress
    D) the Twelfth amendment to the U.S Constitution
    E) the U.S Sureme court
    D) 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) component law
    D) systematic determination
    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) tenth aendment
    B) thirteenth amendment
    C) nineteenth amendment
    D) eighteenth amendment
    E) first amendment
    C) 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) teapot dome
    B) iran- contra
    C) monicagate
    D) watergate
    E) Whitewater gate
    D) 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) smith v. allwright
    B) Roe v. Wade
    C) McConnell v. federal Election commission
    D) Buckley v. Valeo
    E) Tinker v. des moines
    D) Buckley v. Valeo
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. the federal Election campaign act was signed into law by president

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

    A) voting rights act.
    B) electoral college reform act
    C) bipartisan campaign reform act
    D) USA Patriot act.
    E) help local government vote act
    C) 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) federal election campaign act
    B) 2010 campaign finance reform act
    C) 2002 bipartisan campaign reform act
    D) help american vote act
    E) buckley v. valeo case
    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) general elections
    D) unaligned elections
    E) nomination conferencees
    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) closed
    B) open
    C) binding
    D) restricted
    E) blind
    B) 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) blinding
    C) restricted
    D) closed
    E) blind
    B) 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) blanket primary
    B) blinding primary
    C) open primary
    D) nomination caucus
    E) closed primary
    D) 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) South Carolina and ohio
    B) Iowa ad Nevada
    C) Washington and New Hampshire
    D) lowa and New Hampshire
    E) Alabama and Washington
    D) lowa and New Hampshire
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. An officeholder can be successfully recalled:

    A) if the vote is unanimous
    B) if a simple majority votes for the recall
    C) if any replacement candidate receives a plurality of votes cast
    D) only if a two-thirds majority votes for the recall
    E) if any replacement candidate receives a majority of votes cast
    B) 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) another initiative or a legal challenge
    B) an act of congress
    C) a governor's veto
    D) a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the state legislature
    e) none of the above
    A) 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) illegal immigration
    B) same- sex marriages
    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 "pillow" test"
    B) the "public opinion"
    C) the "conscience test"
    D) the "democracy" test
    E) the "constituent test"
    A) 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) 5 years
    B) 9 years
    C) 14 years
    D) 7 years
    E) 2 years
    B) 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) twelfth amendment
    B) seventeenth amendment
    C) eleventh amendment
    D) sixteenth amendment
    E) nineteenth amendment
    B) 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) legislative supremacy clause
    B) article 1, section 4 protections
    C) effective governance clause
    D) commerce clause
    E) necessary and proper clause
    E) 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) packing
    C) reapportionment
    D) redistricting
    E) electoral division
    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) 435
    D) 375
    E) 540
    C) 435
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. in the congress, joint committees are

    A) temporary committees created to deal with a specific issue
    B) responsible for handling the majority of the day-to-day business of legislating
    C) called for the specific purpose of overseeing the impeachment trial of the president
    D) empowered to conduct oversight or research
    E) comprised of members of both the house and the senate to iron out differences between similar bils that have passed both houses
    D) 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) common law tradition
    D) judicial order
    E) the 194 legislative reorganization act
    E) 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) legislative prerogative
    B) open process
    C) judicial review
    D) markup
    E) editorializing
    D) 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) administration committee
    B) procedure committee
    C) rules committee
    D) legislative affairs committee
    E) appropriations committee
    C) 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) legislative prerogative
    B) markup
    C) judicial review
    D) oversight
    E) legislative review
    D) 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) sergeant-at-arms
    B) president
    C) speaker of the house
    D) majority leader
    E) minority leader
    C) 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) strom thrumond
    B) lyndon jonson
    C) everett dirkson
    D) huey long
    E) john f. kennedy
    A) 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) call the question
    B) invoke cloture
    C) exercise preemptive status
    D) organize a filibuster
    E) send the bill back to committee
    B) 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) allocatve system
    B) seniority system
    C) apprenticership norm
    D) deference system
    E) networking norm
    C) 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) logrolling
    B) balancing grants
    C) good governance grants
    D) earmarks
    E) teapot dome trades
    D) earmarks
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. in the context of the Congressional legislative process, logroling refers to the

    A) passing of legislation back and forth between the house and the Senate
    B) referral of legislation to the bueacracy for policy guidance
    C) informal process of adding earmarks to legislation under consideration
    D) reciprocal exchange of support for legislation
    E) sending of the final version of the bill to the president for consideration
    D) 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) $55,120
    B) $79,500
    C) $124,876
    D) $92,300
    E) $113,098
    E) $113,098
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. proposition 140:

    A) placed limits on the public services available to illegal immigrants
    B) reduced the salary of state legislators
    C) limited the terms of office for California state legislators
    D) lowered property taxes
    E) raised the voting requirement for new taxes in the state legislature to two-thirds
    C) 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 broadening of an administrative agency's regulatory powers at teh agecy's request
    B) increased funding for the community college system
    C) a bill lowering the voting age to fourteen
    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 elected by the assembly
    B) is the head of state senate
    C) is the chair of the assembly's rules committee
    D) is the leader of the minority party in the assembly
    E) presides over assembly floor sessions in the absence of the speaker
    E) presides over assembly floor sessions in the absence of the speaker
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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