Chapter 5:Multiple choice

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Represenatives are elected from–
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Congressinal districts
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Redistricting power was abused by creating congressional districts of unequal power and by—
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Gerrymandering
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Senators are elected for–
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Six years terms
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One reason incumbents are reelected is that they have–
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Name recognition with voters
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Members of congress can be arrested from this offense even when attending congress.
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Treason
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The main task of each house of congress is to —
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Make laws
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The flow of legislative work in congress is controlled by the–
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Majority party
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Many procedures in congress are organized around —
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Party affiliation
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Before both houses of congress pass it and the president signs it, a proposed law is a —
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Bill
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This is required for a legislative body to take official action.
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A quorum
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This persons main job is to steer the party’s bills through the senate.
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Majority leader
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The senate conducts most of its business through —
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Unanimous consent
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These assistants make sure that legislators are present for key votes
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Whips
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In the senate the rules are designed to make sure that all senators–
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Have freedom to express their ideas
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Standing, select, joint and conference are all types of–
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Committees
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This is an example of a subcommittee
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Human Resources
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This committee is set up when the house and senate have passed different versions of the same bill.
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Conference committee
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In the house one of the most prestigious committee is
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Ways and Means
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This has quiches the selection of committee chairperson
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Seniority system
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Congressional staffs grew as–
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Lawmaking became more complex
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This staff member runs the lawmakers office
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Administrative assistant
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This staff member attends committee meetings for lawmakers
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Legislative assistant
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This staff member handles requests for help from the lawmakers constituents
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Caseworkers
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These staff elements are largely responsible for the work involved in making laws
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Committee staff members
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The filibuster is not as strong a weapon as it used to be because of —
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The two track procedural systems

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