govt chapter 10

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  1. True or false, A term is the length of time between elections in congress.
    TRUE
  2. True or false, Neither house of congress may end a session without the consent of the other.
    TRUE
  3. True or false, The President may not call the Congress into session
    False
  4. Why is congress at the heart of the most basic governmental function of our democratic system?

    A) Because the congress makes the nation’s laws.
    B) Because many presidents were former representatives or senators.
    C) Because the congress spends the peoples money.
    D) Because members of Congress serve two or six year term.
    A) Because the congress makes the nation’s laws
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Which of the following is the main reason that the President rarely has to call Congress in special sessions?

    A) Congress made it clear that it was tired of special sessions
    B) The Supreme Court declared special sessions unconstitutional.
    C) Congress now meets nearly year-round anyway
    D) The president controls the congress and does not need special sessions
    C) Congress now meets nearly year-round anyway
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Special sessions of Congress
    A) Are called when the senators fillbuster
    B) Are called by the President to deal with some emergency situations
    C) Are used to handle the everyday business of Congress
    D) Are never called
    B) Are called by the President to deal with some emergency situations
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. When qualification for House members in NOT in the Constitution?
    A) Must be at least 25 years old
    B) Must live in the State from which chosen
    C) Must have been a citizen for at least seven years
    D) Must live in the district being represented
    D) Must live in the district being represented
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. 8- Which statement about the senate is true?
    a) It has two members from each State
    b) Its members are chosen by State legislatures
    d) Seats are apportioned among the States according to their populations
    a) It has two members from each State
  9. Which fact disqualifies a person from representing Utah in the Senate?
    A) The candidate lives in Utah but works in Idaho
    B) The candidate is 43 years old
    C) The Candidate has been a citizen for 8 years
    D) The candidate was born in Guatemala
    C) The Candidate has been a citizen for 8 years
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Compensation for senators is
    A) The same as for representatives
    B) Higher than for representatives
    C) Set by the President
    D) Set by the Constitution
    A) The same as for representatives
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. The regular period of time during which Congress conducts its business is called a
    A) Congressional meeting
    B) Special session
    C) Prorogue
    D) Session
    D) Session
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. The number of Senate seats held by each Sate is
    A) Set by the Census Bureau
    B) The same as the number of House seats
    C) Base on State populations
    D) Fixed by the constitution
    D) Fixed by the constitution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Few members of Congress today
    A) Are married
    B) Are white males
    C) Have college degrees
    D) Are minorities
    D) Are minorities
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Members of Congress fill all of the following except that of
    A) legislator
    B) Servant to constituents
    C) Committee member
    D) Cabinet member
    D) Cabinet member
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Which of the following is true of the House of Representatives?
    A) It currently has 100 members
    B) Every State is represented by at least one member
    C) The number of term a representative may serve is fixed by the Constitution
    D) The total number of seats in the House is fixed by the Constitution
    B) Every State is represented by at least one member
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which of the following is requited of candidates for the House of Representatives due to longstanding custom?
    A) Must have been a citizen for the United States for at least 7 years
    B) Must be at least 25 years old
    C) Must be an inhabitant of the State from which he or she is elected
    C) Must be an inhabitant of the State from which he or she is elected
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. On the average, which group of people occupy the majority of seats in Congress?
    A) Women
    B) African Americans
    C) White, middle aged men
    D) Asian Americans
    C) White, middle aged men
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. When must congressional elections be held?
    A) The Monday after the first Tuesday in November of each odd numbers year
    B) The Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even numbered year
    C) The second day of January in odd years
    D) The first Tuesday of every November
    B) The Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even numbered year
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Which statement about congressional district is true?
    A) They are apportioned by the Constitution
    B) There are three for every sear in the House
    C) They are function as voting districts within each State
    D) Their lines are drawn by State courts
    C) They are function as voting districts within each State
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Senators are elected to serve
    A) six year term
    B) three year terms
    C) two year terms
    D) four year terms
    A) six year term
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. Which of the following is a qualification for senators?
    A) Must have been a citizen for at least 9 years
    B) Must be at least 40 years old
    C) Must have been form in the State from which elected
    D) Must have a degree in law
    A) Must have been a citizen for at least 9 years
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Before the 17th Amendment was adopted, senators were chosen by
    A) Select House committees
    B) Special State conventions
    C) The State legislatures
    D) The people of each state
    C) The State legislatures
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. All of the following are differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate EXCEPT
    A) Method of election
    B) Size of constituency
    C) Length of term
    D) Size of the membership
    B) Size of constituency
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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