AP Government Chapter 12 Quiz.txt

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    • According to Edmund Burke's classification, members of Congress would be considered
    • a)trustees
    • b)instructed delegates
    • c)politicos
    • d)ambassadors.
    • c) politicos means active participant in politics
  2. An example of casework by a member of Congress is



    C) casework are activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals.
  3. Congressional reforms in 1995 gave each senator



    B)
  4. Critics argue that one of the effects of the continual reelection of incumbents in Congress is



    D)
  5. In the relationship between lobbyists and members of Congress,



    A)
  6. Most of the business of Congress takes place in



    D)
  7. Of all the senators' and representatives' roles, the toughest is
    a) policymaking.
    b) running for reelection.
    c) fund raising.
    d)constituent service.
    a)
  8. Party loyalty at the voting booth is



    C)
  9. Probably the foremost attraction to the job of being a member of Congress is



    D)
  10. Successful presidential leadership of Congress requires



    B)
  11. The House Rules Committee



    A)
  12. The most important goal of advertising for members of Congress is



    C)
  13. The parties in Congress are most cohesive



    D)
  14. The person responsible for scheduling floor action in the Senate is



    C)
  15. The president's most common method of attempting to influence Congress is to



    C)
  16. Traditionally, congressional committee chairpersons have been chosen through



    B)
  17. When members of Congress hold a hearing to question a cabinet member on how a law is being carried out, they are engaging in



    D)
  18. When political action committees contribute money to members of Congress they are seeking



    C)
  19. Which of the following congressional offices is mandated by the Constitution?



    C)
  20. Within the last few years, power in Congress has become
    a) more centralized, with more power in the hands of senior party leaders.
    b) controlled by the influence of interest groups and Political Action Committees (PACs).
    c) decentralized with the proliferation of subcommittees and caucuses.
    d) dependent on the relationship between the members of Congress and the president as the chief legislator.
    c)
  21. Challengers for congressional seats usually outspend the incumbents.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  22. Differences between the parties in Congress are sharpest on questions of foreign policy.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  23. Even legislators whose votes conflict with the views of their constituents tend to be reelected.
    a) True
    b) False
    a)
  24. Generally, it is more difficult to pass legislation in the Senate than in the House.
    a) True
    b) False
    a)
  25. Incumbents are usually much better known and have a more favorable public image than do their opponents.
    a) True
    b) False
    a) True
  26. Incumbents usually feel comfortable about their reelection and thus spend less on their campaigns.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  27. Members of Congress believe that congressional oversight is one of their most important functions.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  28. Most of the leadership positions in Congress are formal and chosen by nonparty procedures.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  29. On a typical issue the prime determinant of a congressional member's vote is personal ideology.
    a) True
    b) False
    a)
  30. Power in the Senate is in the hands of a few key members.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  31. Senate incumbents typically win their elections by narrower margins than House incumbents do.
    a) True
    b) False
    a) True
  32. The House of Representatives is more institutionalized, centralized, hierarchical, and less anarchic than the Senate.
    a) True
    b) False
    a) True
  33. The most prominent characteristic of a congressperson's job is hard work.
    a) True
    b) False
    a)
  34. The real power in Congress lies with committee chairs, who have almost complete control over what goes on in the committee.
    a) True
    b) False
    b)
  35. Voters have little direct influence over the individuals who chair key committees or lead congressional parties.
    a) True
    b) False
    a) True
  36. _________________ are formed when the Senate and the House pass a particular bill in different forms.
    Conference committees
  37. A __________ is a legislature divided into two houses.
    bicameral legislature
  38. A congressional __________ is a grouping of members of Congress who share some interest or characteristic.
    caucus
  39. Edmund Burke favored the concept of legislators as __________ using their best judgment to make policy in the interests of the people.
    trustees
  40. Members of Congress cannot claim __________ representation, representing constituents through mirroring their personal, politically relevant characteristics.
    descriptive
  41. One feature unique to the Senate is the __________, which allows unlimited debate on a bill.
    filibuster
  42. Only members of the House or the Senate can formally submit a __________ for consideration.
    bill
  43. The most important fact about congressional elections is that __________ usually win.
    incumbents
  44. To increase turnover in the membership of Congress, some reformers have proposed __________ for representatives and senators.
    term limitations
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