July Political Vocabulary Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Obama has spent most of July working with Congress to ________________ the US healthcare system.
    • A. 

      Obliterate

    • B. 

      Overhaul

    • C. 

      Break

    • D. 

      Continue

  • 2. 
    A _________________ is a basic conceptual structure used to solve or address complex issues.
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Flower

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      Framework

    • E. 

      Bureaucrat

  • 3. 
    The US has used the concept of "pressing the ____________ _______________" with Russia as a way to express the idea of erasing the past and starting over again with diplomacy.
    • A. 

      Reset button

    • B. 

      Play button

    • C. 

      Pause button

    • D. 

      Stop button

    • E. 

      Rewind button

  • 4. 
    Normally, the citizens of a country _____________ ______________ the president in times of war or other national difficulty.
    • A. 

      Cave in

    • B. 

      Go back

    • C. 

      Fall on

    • D. 

      Rally around

  • 5. 
    During an election, the candidate who is already holding the office that they are running for is the __________________.
    • A. 

      Challenger

    • B. 

      Incumbent

    • C. 

      Bureaucrat

    • D. 

      Running mate

    • E. 

      Lame duck

  • 6. 
    A ______________ vote is a vote in which the names of those voting for and against a motion may be recorded.
    • A. 

      Roll call

    • B. 

      Voice

    • C. 

      Call in

    • D. 

      Hand

  • 7. 
    A popular negative reaction to something which has gained popularity, prominence, or influence is called a ________________________.
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Newspaper

    • C. 

      Opinion

    • D. 

      Backlash

  • 8. 
    A _____________________________ is someone who works for a government institution.
    • A. 

      Democrat

    • B. 

      Bureaucrat

    • C. 

      Incumbent

    • D. 

      Running mate

  • 9. 
    During the 2008 president campaign Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were Barack Obama and John McCain's __________________   _____________.
    • A. 

      Best friends

    • B. 

      Parter candidates

    • C. 

      Incumbent candidates

    • D. 

      Running mates

  • 10. 
    When Colin Powell ____________________ Obama just before the election, it was very big news.
    • A. 

      Endorsed

    • B. 

      Slammed

    • C. 

      Praised

    • D. 

      Criticized

  • 11. 
    The first step in the Supreme Court Justice confirmation process is a Senate Judiciary Committee _______________.
    • A. 

      Party

    • B. 

      Recess

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Commercial

    • E. 

      Interview

  • 12. 
    A _________________________ is a form of financial assistance paid, usually by the government, to an individual, business or business sector.
    • A. 

      Loan

    • B. 

      Check

    • C. 

      Reimbursement

    • D. 

      Subsidy

  • 13. 
    A ___________________________ is financial compensation for an expense or loss.
    • A. 

      Subsidy

    • B. 

      Reimbursement

    • C. 

      Loan

    • D. 

      Check

  • 14. 
    "Blue Dogs" are:
    • A. 

      A very unusual dog breed

    • B. 

      Coalition of liberal Republican Senators

    • C. 

      Elite club at Ivy League universities

    • D. 

      Coalition of conservative House Democrats

  • 15. 
    Members of Congress must pay close attention to the needs and desires of their _________________ if they want to get reelected.
    • A. 

      Friends

    • B. 

      Family

    • C. 

      Constituents

    • D. 

      Donors

    • E. 

      Advisers

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