Exam Two Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    What is the difference between criminal and civil court cases/law?
  • 2. 
    Which of the following Articles enumerates the powers of the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      Article One

    • B. 

      Article Two

    • C. 

      Article Three

  • 3. 
    Which of the following Articles enumerates the powers of the Executive Branch?
    • A. 

      Article One

    • B. 

      Article Two

    • C. 

      Article Three

  • 4. 
    Check the following requirements to be a member of the Senate
    • A. 

      Must own property

    • B. 

      Must be at least 30 yrs old

    • C. 

      Must live in the state that elects you

    • D. 

      Must be a citizen

    • E. 

      Must have lived in US 14 years before taking office

  • 5. 
    Check the following requirements to be a member of the House
    • A. 

      Must be 25 yrs old

    • B. 

      Must have lived in the US for 14 years prior to election

    • C. 

      Must live in the state that elects you

    • D. 

      Must be a citizen

  • 6. 
    Reapportionment- the redistribution of house seats based on population changes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Pork barrel- a form of reciprocity where “you vote for my bill and I’ll vote for yours”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Gerrymandering- drawing district lines in such a way that advantages a political party; done by state legislatures
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Free mailing privileges is called
  • 10. 
    Where does all the work for bills get done?
  • 11. 
    Where does the bill start off?
  • 12. 
    Factors influencing committee selection:
    • A. 

      Reelection

    • B. 

      Media Attention

    • C. 

      Concern about the issue at hand

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are the unique powers of the House? 
    • A. 

      Bring impeachment charges

    • B. 

      Ratify treaties

    • C. 

      Originate tax bills

    • D. 

      Confirm presidential appointments

    • E. 

      Try impeachment charges

  • 14. 
    What are the unique powers of the Senate?
    • A. 

      Try impeachment charges

    • B. 

      Originate tax bills

    • C. 

      Confirm presidential appointments

    • D. 

      Bring impeachment charges

    • E. 

      Ratify treaties

  • 15. 
    The War Powers Act was passed in response to what?
    • A. 

      Invasion of Afghanistan

    • B. 

      9/11

    • C. 

      Invasion of Iraq

    • D. 

      Presidential actions in Vietnam

  • 16. 
    Which amendment deals with Congress raising its pay but before the pay raise becomes effective, an election must intervene?
  • 17. 
    When we have divided government (when the president is of one party and Congress is of another, or when we have a divided Congress) a possible outgrowth of divided government is...?
    • A. 

      Gerrymandering

    • B. 

      Bi-partisanship

    • C. 

      Gridlock

  • 18. 
    Constitutional requirements for selection of the president?
    • A. 

      Must be at least 35 years old

    • B. 

      Must be a natural born citizen

    • C. 

      Must be at least 30 years old

    • D. 

      Must live in US 14 years before taking office

  • 19. 
    Who confirms the President's appointments to offices?
  • 20. 
    What is the monetary amount that the President earns yearly? Is it comparable to chief executive corporal officers?
  • 21. 
    What are the five roles of the president?
  • 22. 
    The Chief Legislator Role allows the President to...?
    • A. 

      Implement policy, appoint and remove executive officials, prepare the executive budget, and supervise the executive branch of government

    • B. 

      Make treaties, exercise the power of diplomatic recognition, and make executive agreements

    • C. 

      Represent the nation as a whole, grant reprieves and pardons, appoint federal court and Supreme court

    • D. 

      Initiate policy, veto legislation, and convene a special session of Congress.

  • 23. 
    The President's role as Chief Administrator allows him to....?
    • A. 

      Make treaties, exercise the power of diplomatic recognition, and make executive agreements

    • B. 

      Initiate policy, veto legislation, and convene a special session of Congress.

    • C. 

      Implement policy, appoint and remove executive officials, prepare the executive budget, and supervise the executive branch of government.

    • D. 

      Represent the nation as a whole, grant reprieves and pardons, appoint federal court and Supreme court

  • 24. 
    The President's role as Chief of State allows him to...?
    • A. 

      Represent the nation as a whole, grant reprieves and pardons, appoint federal court and Supreme court

    • B. 

      Make treaties, exercise the power of diplomatic recognition, and make executive agreements

    • C. 

      Initiate policy, veto legislation, and convene a special session of Congress.

    • D. 

      Implement policy, appoint and remove executive officials, prepare the executive budget, and supervise the executive branch of government.

  • 25. 
    The Chief Diplomat Role allows the President to...?
    • A. 

      Initiate policy, veto legislation, and convene a special session of Congress.

    • B. 

      Implement policy, appoint and remove executive officials, prepare the executive budget, and supervise the executive branch of government.

    • C. 

      Make treaties, exercise the power of diplomatic recognition, and make executive agreements

    • D. 

      Represent the nation as a whole, grant reprieves and pardons, appoint federal court and Supreme court

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