P.i.g. Chapter 12, Section 4

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P.i.g. Chapter 12, Section 4

This quiz covers material from pages 342-347 in the text.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    No senator may speak more than __________ on any given question in a day.
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      Four times

  • 2. 
    What is it called when senators delay or prevent Senate action through long speeches?
    • A. 

      Terminal debate

    • B. 

      Filibuster

    • C. 

      Cloture

    • D. 

      Veto

  • 3. 
    When the President refuses to sign a bill, he is using his __________ power.
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Filibuster

    • C. 

      Cloture

    • D. 

      Quorum

  • 4. 
    President Wilson was furious over a filibuster during discussion of legislation to do what?
    • A. 

      To give monetary aid to England

    • B. 

      To increase the appropriations for weapons manufacture

    • C. 

      To permit the arming of merchant vessels

    • D. 

      To declare war on Germany

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT forbidden to a Senator speaking during a filibuster?
    • A. 

      Sitting

    • B. 

      Walking about

    • C. 

      Unparliamentary language

    • D. 

      Standing

  • 6. 
    Cloture is the process of limiting
    • A. 

      The length of a session

    • B. 

      Amendments

    • C. 

      Debate

    • D. 

      Riders

  • 7. 
    Why is the Cloture Rule used so infrequently?
    • A. 

      Senators do not want to undercut the value of the filibuster, since they may need to use it later.

    • B. 

      It means adding amendments to a bill that may not be passed.

    • C. 

      It sends a bill back to the House, which means it may die there.

    • D. 

      It is nearly impossible to put into effect.

  • 8. 
    In which of the following ways is the process for passing a bill different in the Senate than it is in the House?
    • A. 

      A quorum is not necessary to pass a bill in the Senate.

    • B. 

      Bills are given only one reading in the Senate.

    • C. 

      Senate committees cannot pigeonhole a bill.

    • D. 

      Senators may speak on the floor for as long as they wish.

  • 9. 
    When is a pocket veto possible?
    • A. 

      When the President chooses to take out line items of a bill, but signs the remaining bill

    • B. 

      When senators delay a vote on a bill indefinitely

    • C. 

      Any time the President lets ten days pass without signing a bill

    • D. 

      Within ten days of the end of a session of Congress

  • 10. 
    Conference committees are usually made up of
    • A. 

      The Committee chairpersons for each house of Congress.

    • B. 

      The leading members of the standing committee that brought the measure to each house

    • C. 

      The senior members of each Congressional body.

    • D. 

      Floor leaders and whips from each house.

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