# How Much Do You Know About The Senate?

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• 1.

### What is the average age of senators at the beginning of the 112th session?

• A.

52.2

• B.

62.2

• C.

72.2

• D.

82.2

B. 62.2
Explanation
The average age of senators at the beginning of the 112th session is 62.2.

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• 2.

### How many senators in the 112th Congress have ever served in the House?

• A.

29

• B.

39

• C.

49

• D.

59

C. 49
Explanation
49 senators in the 112th Congress have ever served in the House. This means that out of all the senators in the 112th Congress, 49 of them had previously served in the House of Representatives.

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• 3.

### How many senators in the 112th Congress are women?

• A.

7

• B.

17

• C.

27

• D.

37

B. 17
Explanation
In the 112th Congress, there were 17 women senators. This means that out of all the senators in that Congress, 17 of them were women.

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• 4.

### How many African-Americans have ever served in the Senate?

• A.

Three

• B.

Six

• C.

Nine

• D.

Twelve

B. Six
Explanation
Six African-Americans have served in the Senate. This means that there have been six individuals of African-American descent who have held positions in the Senate throughout history.

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• 5.

### How many votes are required to break a filibuster of a nomination?

• A.

Fifty-one

• B.

Sixty

• C.

Sixty-six

• D.

Seventy

B. Sixty
Explanation
To break a filibuster of a nomination, sixty votes are required. A filibuster is a tactic used in the Senate to delay or block a vote on a bill or nomination. It involves a senator speaking for an extended period to prevent a vote from taking place. In order to end a filibuster and proceed with the nomination, a cloture vote must be taken and at least sixty senators need to vote in favor of it. This ensures that there is enough support to overcome the filibuster and move forward with the nomination process.

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• 6.

### How many votes are required to break a filibuster of a rules change?

• A.

Fifty-one

• B.

Sixty

• C.

Two thirds of those present and voting

• D.

Sixty-six

C. Two thirds of those present and voting
Explanation
The correct answer is "Two thirds of those present and voting." This is because breaking a filibuster of a rules change requires a supermajority vote, which is usually two-thirds of the members present and voting. This rule is in place to ensure that any changes to the rules are supported by a significant majority of the members.

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• 7.

### Who is the president pro tempore of the Senate?

• A.

Harry Reid

• B.

Mitch McConnell

• C.

Daniel Inouye

• D.

Joe Biden

C. Daniel Inouye
Explanation
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• 8.

### Who is the president of the Senate?

• A.

Harry Reid

• B.

Mitch McConnell

• C.

Daniel Inouye

• D.

Joe Biden

D. Joe Biden
Explanation
Joe Biden is the correct answer because as the Vice President of the United States, he also serves as the President of the Senate. In this role, Biden presides over Senate sessions, maintains order, and has the power to cast a tie-breaking vote if necessary.

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• 9.

### Who is the Senate parliamentarian?

• A.

Alan Frumin

• B.

Alan Parsons

• C.

Alan Partridge

• D.

Alan Alda

A. Alan Frumin
Explanation
Alan Frumin is the correct answer because he is a well-known figure in the United States Senate. He served as the Senate parliamentarian from 1987 to 1995 and again from 2001 to 2012. As the parliamentarian, Frumin was responsible for interpreting the Senate's rules and procedures, advising senators on proper parliamentary practices, and ensuring that legislative processes were followed correctly. His extensive experience and knowledge in parliamentary procedures make him the most suitable choice for the Senate parliamentarian.

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• 10.

### Which Senate leader previously worked as a Capitol Police Officer?

• A.

Harry Reid

• B.

Mitch McConnell

• C.

Daniel Inouye

• D.

Joe Biden