American Government

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American Government
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  1. Members of Congress who primarily vote according to their constituents' desires follow theĀ  ______________ role of representation.
    Delegate
  2. The __________ Committee clears all major legislation going to the floor of the House.
    Rules
  3. Congressional ___________ can affect committee assignments, office space, and even deference shown a member on the floor.
    Seniority
  4. The agency that reports to Congress on the efficiency and perfomance of federal porgrams is called theĀ  _______________________.
    Government Accountability Office
  5. The informal partnerships between interest groups, congressional committees, and bureaucratic agencies are called _______________.
    Iron triangles or subgovernments
  6. By 1991 the percentage of African Americans in Congress finally came to equal the percentage of African Americans in the population as a whole. T/F
    False
  7. Party whips in the House act as the heart of the party communication system. T/F
    True
  8. A member who switches committees is able to transfer his seniority from the old committee to the new. T/F
    False
  9. Committee staffers are responsible for developing the legislation that comes from the committees. T/F
    True
  10. Once an effective and often used strategy , the filibuster has been rarely used since the Senate adopted Rule 22 on cloture. T/F
    False
  11. Most members of Congress see themselves as following the
    A) trustee role.
    B) politico role.
    C) party role.
    D) delegate role.
    B) politico role
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Legislative norms include
    A) reciprocity.
    B) personal courtesy.
    C) subject specialization
    D) all of the above
    D) all of the above
  13. Members of Congress are motivated to choose a particular committee in order to
    A) enhance their reelection prospects.
    B) shape national policy.
    C) gain influence within Congress.
    D) all of the above.
    D) all of the above.
  14. When a bill is "marked up" it means that the
    A) bill is bottled up in the Rules Committee.
    B) bill is being called up to bypass the Rules Committee.
    C) bill's language and amendments have been decided upon.
    D) bill is being delayed bu a filibuster.
    C) bill's language and amendments have been decided upon.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The Conference Committee
    A) is closed to the public.
    B) reconciles differences between the two parties in the House.
    C) has become primarily a formality.
    D) is often the scene of very hard bargaining and compromise.
    D) is often the scene of very hard bargaining and compromise.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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