POS1570: Final Exam

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  1. Bills must pass only one chamber to become law.
    A) True
    B) False
    B) False
  2. Congress has no other responsibility besides creating and passing laws.
    A) True
    B) False
    B) False
  3. Constitutional presiding officers of the House and Senate are:
    A) Speaker and Senate President
    B) president pro tempore and conference chairman
    C) majority leader and whip
    D) majority leader and minority leader
    A) Speaker and Senate President
  4. Bills are referred to committees for research, testimony, debate, amendment, and possibly approval.
    A) True
    B) False
    A) True
  5. An approach to lawmaking in which the legislator does his or her best to represent the will of the people is known as:
    A) politico model
    B) conscience model
    C) delegate model
    D) trustee model
    C) delegate model
  6. Differences between the House and Senate include:
    A) the House has less flexible rules & limited debate while the Senators enjoy more flexible rules.
    B) only the House ratifies treaties.
    C) the House has 200 members while the Senate has 50.
    D) the House passes bills and the Senate vetoes them.
    A) the House has less flexible rules & limited debate while the Senators enjoy more flexible rules.
  7. What U.S. senator conducted the longest filibustering speech in American history in 1957?

    A) Huey Long
    B) Strom Thurmond
    C) Everett Dirkson
    D) Lyndon Johnson
    B) Strom Thurmond
  8. Supporting a colleague's bill in exchange for support of one's own bill is known as reciprocity or logrolling.
    A) True
    B) False
    A) True
  9. Reapportionment & redistricting occur after _____.
    A) conference committees meet.
    B) positive gerrymandering process.
    C) each ten year national census.
    D) negative gerrymandering process.
    C) each ten year national census.
  10. Gerrymandering occurs when committees release bills and move them to the calendar for a floor vote.
    A) True
    B) False
    B) False
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