Ch 12 govt test

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  1. The Duties of the House Rules Committee are best described as those of a
    A. factory foreman
    B. congressional chaplain
    C. accounting clerk
    D. traffic cop
    D. traffic cop
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. When the Senate’s Republican caucus wants party members to vote for a bill the person who determines how many votes can be counted as is the
    A. senior senator
    B. policy – committee chairperson
    C. floor leader
    D. whip
    D. whip
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. The main reason that Congress creates committees is to
    A. create party power bases
    B. introduce new bills
    C. divide the work load
    D. educate new members
    C. divide the work load
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. How and when bills reach the floor the House is decided by the
    A. Ways and Means Committee
    B. Rules Committee
    C. Appropriations Committee
    D. Judiciary Committee
    B. Rules Committee
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Committee chairpersons usually are chosen
    A. on the basis of ability
    B. by the presiding officers
    C. by the whips
    D. on the basis of seniority
    D. on the basis of seniority
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Unlike the House, the Senate has a legislative process with
    A. strict limits on debate
    B. no voice voting
    C. few limits on debate
    D. no roll-call voting
    C. few limits on debate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Bills are introduced in the Senate by
    A. investigative committees
    B. the Rules Committee
    C. individual senators
    D. the majority floor leader
    C. individual senators
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. In the Vice President’s absence, the presiding offices of the Senate is the
    A. Speaker of the Senate
    B. president pro tempore
    C. Dean of the Senate
    D. majority floor leader
    B. president pro tempore
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. The House Rules Committee may do all of the following EXCEPT
    A. speed up consideration of a bill
    B. set conditions for considering a bill
    C. attach amendments to a bill
    D. prevent consideration of a bill
    C. attach amendments to a bill
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. On the first day of each new term, the House
    A. has a short routine day
    B. elects a speaker to preside
    C. has few members to swear in
    D. writes all new rules of procedure
    B. elects a speaker to preside
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. In order to prevent a bill passed by Congress from becoming law, the President may
    A. negotiate a compromise bill with Congress
    B. refuse to sign it and attach a veto message
    C. sign it and attach a veto message
    D. sign it after ten days if Congress is in session
    B. refuse to sign it and attach a veto message
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Proposed measures that apply to specific individuals or places are
    A. private bills
    B. public bills
    C. concurrent resolutions
    D. riders
    A. private bills
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The president pro tempore
    A. is elected by the House and is the leader of its minority party
    B. serves in the absence of the Vice President of the United States
    C. is replaced, when absent, by the Speaker of the House
    D. serves in the absence of the Speaker of the Senate
    B. serves in the absence of the Vice President of the United States
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. When a bill is introduced in the House, it is FIRST
    A. debated by the full House
    B. given a number and a title
    C. given to Rule Committee
    D. read aloud in full
    B. given a number and a title
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Most measures introduced in the House die at which of these steps
    A. floor vote
    B. cloture
    C. quorum
    D. committee
    D. committee
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Conference committees act as a “third house of Congress” when they
    A. produce a compromise bill that both the House and the Senate will accept
    B. screen, debate, and vote on bills
    C. appoint presiding officers
    D. use investigative powers similar to those of House and Senate
    A. produce a compromise bill that both the House and the Senate will accept
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Which of the following options is NOT available to a President who has just received a bill passed by Congress?
    A. veto the bill
    B. use a pocket veto
    C. sign the bill within 10 days
    D. sign the bill after 15 days
    D. sign the bill after 15 days
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. At the beginning of each new term, the Senate
    A. elects a clerk and a chaplain
    B. faces few organizational problems
    C. adopts a rule of procedure
    D. elects a presiding officer
    B. faces few organizational problems
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Bills that originate in either house of Congress may be
    A. formulated by private citizens
    B. introduced by the President
    C. introduced only by party leaders
    D. introduced by private citizens
    A. formulated by private citizens
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The purpose of a filibuster is to
    A. speed up action on a bill
    B. invoke the rule of cloture
    C. prevent action on a bill
    D. prevent quorum calls
    C. prevent action on a bill
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. In his leadership position, the Speaker must tend not only to the House as a whole, but also to

    A. the Congress as a whole
    B. the Senate
    C. the Vice President
    D. his party in particular
    D. his party in particular
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. In each congressional election, a great deal of attention is paid to which party holds a majority in each chamber. This is at lease partly because

    A. the same party is likely to win the presidency
    B. Senate legislatures will likely follow suit
    C. the Constitution requires each party to hold a majority at least once in every ten years
    D. the majority party holds a majority of seats in each standing committee
    D. the majority party holds a majority of seats in each standing committee
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. The presiding offices of the House of Representatives is
    A. Majority Whip
    B. Speaker of the House
    C. the President
    D. the Vice President
    B. Speaker of the House
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. A conference committee is formed to

    A. play the BB Bombers in volleyball
    B. hold a press conference
    C. iron out differences in bills passed by the House and Senate before they go to the President
    D. determine rules for debate
    C. iron out differences in bills passed by the House and Senate before they go to the President
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Why is organization of the Senate at the beginning of each term easier and less time consuming than the House?

    A. the Senate is a continuous body
    B. the House has no rules
    C. The House is more democratic
    D. the Senate has older members
    A. the Senate is a continuous body
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. The two United States Senators for Nebraska are

    A. Mike Johanns and Lee Terry
    B. Lee Terry and Ben Nelson
    C. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns
    D. Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry
    C. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. Member of the House of Representatives for District 2 in Nebraska is

    A.Jeff Fortenberry
    B.Adrian Smith
    C.Lee Terry
    D.Ben Nelson
    C.Lee Terry
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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