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1 Practice Test Review - 2 Our Three Branches

2 1) The chairman of the standing committees of Congress are chosen a. By the voters b. According to a strict seniority system c. By the president d. By the leaders of both political parties e. By the leaders of the majority party

3 1) The chairman of the standing committees of Congress are chosen a. By the voters b. According to a strict seniority system c. By the president d. By the leaders of both political parties e. By the leaders of the majority party

4 2) Bills may be introduced in either house of Congress with the exception of ______ bills, which must originate in the House of Representatives a. Agriculture b. Revenue c. Foreign aid d. Military e. Education

5 2) Bills may be introduced in either house of Congress with the exception of ______ bills, which must originate in the House of Representatives a. Agriculture b. Revenue c. Foreign aid d. Military e. Education

6 3) Article I grants Congress the power to do all the following EXCEPT a. Declare war b. Collect taxes c. Appoint federal judges d. Regulate interstate trade e. Establish federal courts

7 3) Article I grants Congress the power to do all the following EXCEPT a. Declare war b. Collect taxes c. Appoint federal judges d. Regulate interstate trade e. Establish federal courts

8 4) The “elastic clause” grants Congress a. Delegated powers b. Inherent powers c. Implied powers d. Expressed powers e. War powers

9 4) The “elastic clause” grants Congress a. Delegated powers b. Inherent powers c. Implied powers d. Expressed powers e. War powers

10 5) Permanent committees dealing with such matters as agriculture, finance, and foreign policy are known as a. Select committees b. Conference committees c. Joint committees d. Standing committees e. Ad hoc committees

11 5) Permanent committees dealing with such matters as agriculture, finance, and foreign policy are known as a. Select committees b. Conference committees c. Joint committees d. Standing committees e. Ad hoc committees

12 6) The House Committee that acts as a “clearing house” for the thousands of bills introduced each term is called the a. Rules Committee b. Ways and Means c. Steering Committee d. Legislative Committee e. Clearing Committee

13 6) The House Committee that acts as a “clearing house” for the thousands of bills introduced each term is called the a. Rules Committee b. Ways and Means c. Steering Committee d. Legislative Committee e. Clearing Committee

14 7) Constitutional Amendments must pass in both houses by Congress by a. A simple majority b. A three-fifths majority c. A two-thirds majority d. A three-fourths majority e. Unanimous consent

15 7) Constitutional Amendments must pass in both houses by Congress by a. A simple majority b. A three-fifths majority c. A two-thirds majority d. A three-fourths majority e. Unanimous consent

16 8) The use of the filibuster, a tactic to block the passage of legislation a. Has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court b. Is allowed in the House and Senate c. Can be ended by a majority vote d. Was used in the 1950s and 1960s to stall civil rights legislation e. Can be ended by executive order

17 8) The use of the filibuster, a tactic to block the passage of legislation a. Has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court b. Is allowed in the House and Senate c. Can be ended by a majority vote d. Was used in the 1950s and 1960s to stall civil rights legislation e. Can be ended by executive order

18 9) The number of members in the House of Representatives a. Changes after each national election b. Was fixed at 435 by the Constitution c. Is based on an equal number from each house d. Was fixed at 435 by the Reapportionment Act of 1929 e. Was fixed at 435 by a constitutional amendment

19 9) The number of members in the House of Representatives a. Changes after each national election b. Was fixed at 435 by the Constitution c. Is based on an equal number from each house d. Was fixed at 435 by the Reapportionment Act of 1929 e. Was fixed at 435 by a constitutional amendment

20 10) The War Powers Act of 1973 a. Enlarges the president’s power to commit troops to foreign soil b. Calls for the president to notify Congress within 24 hours of ordering military forces into operation c. Prohibits the president from leaving troops engaged in combat for more than 30 days without authorization from Congress d. Has crippled the president’s power to exercise his constitutional military powers e. Prohibits the president from leaving troops engaged in conflict for more than sixty days without authorization from Congress

21 10) The War Powers Act of 1973 a. Enlarges the president’s power to commit troops to foreign soil b. Calls for the president to notify Congress within 24 hours of ordering military forces into operation c. Prohibits the president from leaving troops engaged in combat for more than 30 days without authorization from Congress d. Has crippled the president’s power to exercise his constitutional military powers e. Prohibits the president from leaving troops engaged in conflict for more than sixty days without authorization from Congress

22 11. All of the following are true of the Twenty-fifth Amendment EXCEPT that a. It allows the president to appoint a vice-president if a vacancy occurs b. It allows the president to name a successor of his own choice if he leaves office prematurely c. It provides for the vice-president to serve as acting president if the president is temporarily unable to perform his duties d. It was invoked by President Nixon when Vice- President Agnew resigned from office e. Under its terms, Gerald Ford became the first appointed president

23 11. All of the following are true of the Twenty-fifth Amendment EXCEPT that a. It allows the president to appoint a vice-president if a vacancy occurs b. It allows the president to name a successor of his own choice if he leaves office prematurely c. It provides for the vice-president to serve as acting president if the president is temporarily unable to perform his duties d. It was invoked by President Nixon when Vice- President Agnew resigned from office e. Under its terms, Gerald Ford became the first appointed president

24 12. The president’s constitutional duties include all of the following EXCEPT a. Negotiating treaties b. Granting pardons and reprieves in federal cases c. Passing legislation d. Appointing high-ranking federal officials e. Executing the laws

25 12. The president’s constitutional duties include all of the following EXCEPT a. Negotiating treaties b. Granting pardons and reprieves in federal cases c. Passing legislation d. Appointing high-ranking federal officials e. Executing the laws

26 13. Candidates for the offices of president and vice-president a. Must be at least 30 years of age b. Must run in all of the presidential primaries c. Must be lifelong residents of the United States d. Must be native-born citizens e. Must be members of an established political party

27 13. Candidates for the offices of president and vice-president a. Must be at least 30 years of age b. Must run in all of the presidential primaries c. Must be lifelong residents of the United States d. Must be native-born citizens e. Must be members of an established political party

28 14. The Electoral College a. Functions largely independently of the major political parties b. Provides for a winner-take-all system of election in all fifty states c. Requires that the candidate who receives a plurality of the votes will be elected to the office of the president d. Meets continuously until a president is chosen e. Requires that a candidate receive a majority of 270 electoral votes in order to be elected

29 14. The Electoral College a. Functions largely independently of the major political parties b. Provides for a winner-take-all system of election in all fifty states c. Requires that the candidate who receives a plurality of the votes will be elected to the office of the president d. Meets continuously until a president is chosen e. Requires that a candidate receive a majority of 270 electoral votes in order to be elected

30 15) Article III of the Constitution a. Set up the federal district court system b. Organized the US Supreme Court c. Established the legislative courts d. Set forth the instances in which federal courts have jurisdiction e. Organized the courts of appeal

31 15) Article III of the Constitution a. Set up the federal district court system b. Organized the US Supreme Court c. Established the legislative courts d. Set forth the instances in which federal courts have jurisdiction e. Organized the courts of appeal

32 16) The dual court system refers to a. The district courts and the federal appeals courts b. The constitutional and the legislative courts c. Civil and criminal courts d. The Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals e. Separate federal and state court systems

33 16) The dual court system refers to a. The district courts and the federal appeals courts b. The constitutional and the legislative courts c. Civil and criminal courts d. The Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals e. Separate federal and state court systems

34 17) The term stare decisis means a. “separate but equal” b. “let the decision stand” c. “judicial review” d. “a concurring opinion” e. “original jurisdiction”

35 17) The term stare decisis means a. “separate but equal” b. “let the decision stand” c. “judicial review” d. “a concurring opinion” e. “original jurisdiction”

36 18) The Supreme Court decides to hear cases on appeal a. Whenever a state supreme court requests an opinion b. In all capital cases c. If they address substantial federal issues d. If a writ of mandamus is issued e. If a writ of certiorari is submitted for consideration

37 18) The Supreme Court decides to hear cases on appeal a. Whenever a state supreme court requests an opinion b. In all capital cases c. If they address substantial federal issues d. If a writ of mandamus is issued e. If a writ of certiorari is submitted for consideration

38 19) The Supreme Court’s jurisdiction encompasses all of the following EXCEPT a. A case involving an ambassador b. Review of a federal executive order c. Review of a piece of federal legislation d. A Secret Service agent is suspected of internal espionage e. A case in which a state is a party

39 19) The Supreme Court’s jurisdiction encompasses all of the following EXCEPT a. A case involving an ambassador b. Review of a federal executive order c. Review of a piece of federal legislation d. A Secret Service agent is suspected of internal espionage e. A case in which a state is a party

40 20) The procedure of judicial review was clearly established in a. Article III of the Constitution b. Plessy v. Ferguson c. Marbury v. Madison d. The Preamble of the Constitution e. Brown v. Board of Education

41 20) The procedure of judicial review was clearly established in a. Article III of the Constitution b. Plessy v. Ferguson c. Marbury v. Madison d. The Preamble of the Constitution e. Brown v. Board of Education

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