House Of Representatives And Senate! Trivia Questions Quiz

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House Of Representatives And Senate! Trivia Questions Quiz

Below are trivia questions on the house of representatives and senate. It is designed to test out just how much you know about the people in them, the rules they must follow and power they hold when it comes to the country. Do give it a try and get to learn more about the united states government. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the unwritten rule that the party members with the longest records of service in Congress will get the most important posts?
    • A. 

      Seniority rule

    • B. 

      Service rule

    • C. 

      Time-plus-terms rule

    • D. 

      Longevity rule

  • 2. 
    Critics of the Seniority Rule note that it rewards those Senators who come from a(n) __________ constituency.
    • A. 

      Ever-changing

    • B. 

      Affluent

    • C. 

      Older

    • D. 

      Safe

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT the decision of a committee chairman?
    • A. 

      When a committee will meet

    • B. 

      Who else will sit on the committee

    • C. 

      Which bills a committee will take up

    • D. 

      What witnesses to call

  • 4. 
    Who is next in line for the presidency after the Vice President?
    • A. 

      The president of the Senate

    • B. 

      The president pro tempore

    • C. 

      The Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      The Senate majority floor leader

  • 5. 
    Who serves as leader of the Senate when the Vice President is absent?
    • A. 

      The Majority Whip

    • B. 

      The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    • C. 

      The president pro tempore

    • D. 

      The Senate majority leader

  • 6. 
    The Republicans changed the practice of seniority rule by limiting committee chairmanship to __________ years.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Twelve

  • 7. 
    The President's annual speech before a joint session of Congress is called the
    • A. 

      Congressional Address.

    • B. 

      Congressional Commencement.

    • C. 

      Opening Address.

    • D. 

      State of the Union message.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of a whip?
    • A. 

      To discover how party members will vote

    • B. 

      To see that all party members are present for important votes

    • C. 

      To be the chief spokesperson for the party in that body

    • D. 

      To serve as a liaison between party leaders and rank-and-file members

  • 9. 
    How is the president of the Senate chosen?
    • A. 

      It is through the majority caucus.

    • B. 

      It is by majority vote.

    • C. 

      It is always the longest serving member of the majority party.

    • D. 

      It is always the Vice President.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT a difference between the Speaker of the House and the president of the Senate?
    • A. 

      The Speaker can be a member of the majority or minority party, while the Senate president is a member of the majority party.

    • B. 

      The Speaker is an elected member of the body in which he serves, while the Senate president is not.

    • C. 

      The Speaker may debate on matters under discussion, while the Senate president may not.

    • D. 

      The Speaker may vote whenever he or she wishes, while the Senate president may vote only in the event of a tie.

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