Week 1 - Chapter 10 (Legal)quiz

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Week 1 - Chapter 10 Quiz


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  • 1. 
     What is the benefit to the nation of senators' six-year terms?
    • A. 

      Each senator has time to build a reputation that can carry him or her to the White House.

    • B. 

      Longer terms allow senators to make decisions based on what they think is right, rather than reacting to public opinion.

    • C. 

      Senators don't need to accept as much money as other politicians and are less swayed by special interests.

    • D. 

      Senators are able to lead public policy.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of voting option for members of Congress?
    • A. 

      Voting as a trustee

    • B. 

      Partisan voting

    • C. 

      Bureaucratic voting

    • D. 

      Voting as a delegate

  • 3. 
    What has helped the gerrymandering process the most in recent history?
    • A. 

      An increase in at-large elections

    • B. 

      Computer-driven map-making

    • C. 

      Increased voter registration

    • D. 

      Voter apathy

  • 4. 
     When the Constitution established a bicameral legislature, what did it NOT use as a model?
    • A. 

      The state legislatures of Georgia and Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      The British Parliament

    • C. 

      Most of the colonial assemblies

    • D. 

      Most of the State legislatures

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason for moving up the start date for a term of Congress?
    • A. 

      There were no longer long delays in communicating election results.

    • B. 

      The President had too much power when the Congress was not in session.

    • C. 

      Members of Congress didn't need such a long lead time to settle their affairs and leave for Washington.

    • D. 

      More time was needed in each session to finish the work of Congress.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a qualification for House membership?
    • A. 

      Must have been a U.S. citizen for seven years or more

    • B. 

      Must live in the State from which elected

    • C. 

      Must have been born in the United States

    • D. 

      Must be 25 years old or older

  • 7. 
    What was one bad result of having state legislatures elect senators?
    • A. 

      Governors ordered the leaders of their party to vote for the Governors' choices.

    • B. 

      The votes of state legislators were purchased.

    • C. 

      Sometimes, no Senator would be chosen because the parties in a state could not agree.

    • D. 

      Elections were contested and delayed for months.

  • 8. 
    What has been the leading reason for the expulsion of senators
    • A. 

      Financial misconduct

    • B. 

      Supporting secession

    • C. 

      Personal misconduct

    • D. 

      Sexual misconduct

  • 9. 
    How long was a typical Congressional session before World War II?
    • A. 

      One or two months

    • B. 

      Ten to twelve months

    • C. 

      Three months

    • D. 

      Four or five months

  • 10. 
    When can the President prorogue a session of Congress?
    • A. 

      In any emergency

    • B. 

      During war time

    • C. 

      When the two houses disagree on when to end a session

    • D. 

      When the two houses are deadlocked on legislation

  • 11. 
    Who is responsible for drawing congressional districts?
    • A. 

      State legislatures

    • B. 

      The U.S. Census Bureau

    • C. 

      The U.S. House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Congressional campaign committees

  • 12. 
    Typical members of the House of Representatives have served how many terms?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Four

  • 13. 
    According to the Constitution, which of the following is NOT a requirement for a senator?
    • A. 

      Must have served in the State legislature

    • B. 

      Must be at least 30 years old

    • C. 

      Must have been a U.S. citizen for nine years or more

    • D. 

      Must be a resident of the State he or she will represent

  • 14. 
    Why were at-large elections for House members unfair?
    • A. 

      Some districts in a state would not be represented in the House.

    • B. 

      Representatives could represent districts where they didn't live.

    • C. 

      People in some districts were not allowed to vote for a Representative.

    • D. 

      The party with the majority of voters won all of the seats.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the five major roles of members of Congress?
    • A. 

      Partisan

    • B. 

      Committee member

    • C. 

      Servant of constituents

    • D. 

      Legislator

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