Ch 12 Section 1

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Ch 12 Section 1

Organization of Congress; How a Bill Becomes a Law


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is next in the follwing sequence of opening day in the House:Clerk calls and checks roll, members to be choose a speaker, the speaker takes the oath of office,
    • A. 

      Democrats take their seats

    • B. 

      Republicans take their seats

    • C. 

      Speaker swears in rest of members

    • D. 

      Members of the 19 committees are appointed

  • 2. 
    The Democrats in the House are seated on/in the
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      Middle

  • 3. 
    Only _____ of the Senate seats are up for reelection at 1 time
    • A. 

      All

    • B. 

      3/4

    • C. 

      2/3

    • D. 

      1/3

    • E. 

      1/2

  • 4. 
    When both houses are organized, they send a joint committee to inform _____________
    • A. 

      The American People

    • B. 

      The Chief Justice

    • C. 

      The President

    • D. 

      The Secretary Of State

  • 5. 
    The Vice-President is also ______________
    • A. 

      President of the Senate

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      President Pro Tempore

    • D. 

      Majority Whip

  • 6. 
    Until January 20, 2009 the President of the Senate is _________________
    • A. 

      Barrack Obama

    • B. 

      Dick Cheney

    • C. 

      Joseph Biden

    • D. 

      George W. Bush

  • 7. 
    Here is a freebie.Our Current Speaker of the House is Nancy Pelosi.  Click on her name
    • A. 

      Nancy Pelosi

    • B. 

      Nancy Pelosi

    • C. 

      Nancy Pelosi

    • D. 

      Nancy Pelosi

  • 8. 
    The duties of the Speker of the House are ________________
    • A. 

      Preside and order

    • B. 

      Puts motions to a vote

    • C. 

      Signs all bills passed in the House

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What must a Speaker do if he/she wishes to debate an issue?
    • A. 

      Get permission from the President

    • B. 

      Appoint a temporary presiding officer

    • C. 

      Resign from his/her position

  • 10. 
    2nd in line of succession behind the Vice President
    • A. 

      President of the Senate

    • B. 

      President pro tempore

    • C. 

      Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      Minority whip

  • 11. 
    The president of the Senate is not a member of the Senate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When may the president of the Senate vote?
    • A. 

      No limit. He/she may vote on any issue

    • B. 

      After receiving advice from the President's cabinet

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Only to break a tie

  • 13. 
    Another freebie.  Robert Byrd (D-WV) president pro tem. Click on the name
    • A. 

      Robert Byrd

    • B. 

      Robert Byrd

    • C. 

      Robert Byrd

    • D. 

      Robert Byrd

  • 14. 
    Members of the House and Senate who try to steer floor action to their parties' benefit
    • A. 

      Floor managers

    • B. 

      Whip leaders

    • C. 

      Floor Leaders

    • D. 

      Committee Chairmen

  • 15. 
    Assist the floor leaders
    • A. 

      PACs

    • B. 

      Committe Chairmen

    • C. 

      Beats

    • D. 

      Whips

  • 16. 
    Head the standing committees in each chamber
    • A. 

      Committee spokesmen

    • B. 

      Committee Chairmen

    • C. 

      Minority chairmen

    • D. 

      Majority chairmen

  • 17. 
    Most important posts are held by longest serving majority member of a committee
    • A. 

      Senior citizens

    • B. 

      Senators

    • C. 

      Senior"itis"

    • D. 

      Seniority rule

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a presiding officer
    • A. 

      President of the Senate

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      President pro tempore

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the president of the Senate and the Speaker of the House?
    • A. 

      Both hold an office mentioned in the Constitution

    • B. 

      Both are elected officials

    • C. 

      Both are chosen by members of a house of Congress

    • D. 

      Both are allowed to vote under some circumstance

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a main way a member of the House or Senate is appointed committee chairperson?
    • A. 

      Show special aptitude for the job

    • B. 

      Be in the House longer than anyone else wanting the job

    • C. 

      Be supported by a majority of members in his or her house

    • D. 

      Be requested by the President of the United States

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is Not an argument against seniority rule?
    • A. 

      The rule results in conflict within a party

    • B. 

      The rule ignores ability

    • C. 

      The rule discourages young members of Congress

    • D. 

      The rule promotes a safe "constituency" for committee chairpersons

  • 22. 
    Freebie.  Vice President until January 20, 2009
    • A. 

      Dick Chenney

    • B. 

      Dick Chenney

    • C. 

      Dick Chenney

    • D. 

      Dick Chenney