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1 1. In which of the following scenarios would a presidential veto most likely be upheld? The President is in a second term, removed from partisan support. The proposed legislation enjoys widespread bipartisan support. The President has the support of the Supreme Court. The proposed legislation was originally adopted by a large majority in both house and congress. Two- thirds of the representatives and senators are members of the same party as the president.

2 1. In which of the following scenarios would a presidential veto most likely be upheld? E Two- thirds of the representatives and senators are members of the same party as the president.

3 3. When a lower court decision is appealed to the Supreme Court, which of the following is most likely to occur? Reserve powers to the states. Allow for the burning of the flag as an act of expression of protest. Restrict the application of judicial review. The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal Limit the use of the legislative veto.

4 3. When a lower court decision is appealed to the Supreme Court, which of the following is most likely to occur? C. The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal

5 Reserve powers to the states. Allow for the burning of the flag as an act of expression of protest. Restrict the application of judicial review. They are used by interest groups to lobby courts Limit the use of the legislative veto. 4. Which of the following is true of amicus curiae briefs?

6 C. They are used by interest groups to lobby courts

7 Reserve powers to the states. Allow for the burning of the flag as an act of expression of protest. Federal, state, and local governments work together to complete a project, with the federal government providing much of the project funding State, municipal, and local income taxes are pooled by special agreement and redistributed in accordance with individual need Limit the use of the legislative veto. 5. The terms “fiscal federalism” and “cooperative federalism” refer to situations in which

8 B. Federal, state, and local governments work together to complete a project, with the federal government providing much of the project funding

9 The winner of the presidency often lacks a majority of the popular vote Candidates focus on the states with the largest populations The House of Representatives frequently chooses the President form the top three candidates Campaign spending increases because candidates emphasize television advertising Candidates focus on the one-part states in which they can win most of the electoral votes 6. Which of the following is a result of the electoral college system?

10 D. Candidates focus on the states with the largest populations

11 RulesJudiciary Appropriations Government Operations Government Operations 7. Which of the following committees of the House of Representatives sets the conditions for debate and amendment of most legislation? Ways and Means

12 7. Which of the following committees of the House of Representatives sets the conditions for debate and amendment of most legislation? A. Rules

13 The commerce clause of the Constitution The bill of attainder clause of the Constitution The First Amendment The habeas corpus clause of the Constitution 8. Of the following, which has been used most to expand the power of the national government? The Fifth Amendment

14 8. Of the following, which has been used most to expand the power of the national government? A. The commerce clause of the Constitution

15 Local and state parties have virtually no power in the party system Local and state parties have virtually no power in the party system Parties are centrally organized to provide a smooth transition from one national campaign to the next Parties are organized much like a large corporation, in that decisions flow from national to state and local levels Separate and largely independent party organizations exist and national, state, and local levels 9. Which of the following statements best describes the organization of the two major political parties in the United States Parties have no organization except at the national level

16 9. Which of the following statements best describes the organization of the two major political parties in the United States C. Separate and largely independent party organizations exist and national, state, and local levels

17 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling Emancipation Proclamation Civil Rights Act of 1866 Dred Scott decision 10. Following the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was designed to overturn the Slaughter- house cases

18 10. Following the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was designed to overturn the C. Dred Scott decision

19 Cabinet civil service civil service National committee of the President’s party Congress 11. In recent presidential administration, The principle staff for the President has been made up of members of the White House Office

20 11. In recent presidential administration, The principle staff for the President has been made up of members of the E. White House Office

21 College education increases the likelihood of holding conservative positions. Education allows people to have more time to attend conventions. Political activism increases with education levels. College education increases the likelihood of holding liberal political positions. 13. Which of the following best explains why delegates to both Republican and Democratic Conventions in 1996 were much more likely to have college and postgraduate degrees than was the rest of the voting populace? Some states required delegates to hold college degrees.

22 13. Which of the following best explains why delegates to both Republican and Democratic Conventions in 1996 were much more likely to have college and postgraduate degrees than was the rest of the voting populace? B. Political activism increases with education levels.

23 State legislature President President House Rules Committee House Rules Committee Bureau of the Census 14. Congressional district boundaries are usually redrawn every 10 years by the Federal Election Commission

24 14. Congressional district boundaries are usually redrawn every 10 years by the A. State legislature

25 The election was formally decided in the Senate. The Electoral College votes cast by independents were critical in determining the winner. The winning candidate took office after receiving less than 50% of the popular vote cast. The election was formally decided in the House of Representatives. 16. Which of the following took place after presidential candidates Truman in 1948, Nixon in 1968, and Clinton in 1992 won only pluralities of the popular vote? The Results of the popular vote necessitated a runoff.

26 16. Which of the following took place after presidential candidates Truman in 1948, Nixon in 1968, and Clinton in 1992 won only pluralities of the popular vote? B. The winning candidate took office after receiving less than 50% of the popular vote cast.

27 It results in more Republicans being elected to the House. It results in more Democrats being elected to the House. It violates the principle of one-person, one-vote It creates districts that favor one political party over another. 17. Which of the following is generally true of the gerrymandering of congressional districts? It guarantees that all minority parties will be equally represented.

28 17. Which of the following is generally true of the gerrymandering of congressional districts? C. It creates districts that favor one political party over another.

29 The right of citizens to bear arms The supremacy of the national over state governments The protection of the rights of those accused of committing a crime The division of powers among the three branches of government 18. Which of the following is one of the central concerns of the First Amendment? The right of citizens to petition the government for redress of grievances

30 18. Which of the following is one of the central concerns of the First Amendment? E. The right of citizens to petition the government for redress of grievances

31 Division of church and state Barrier between legislative chambers Unique powers possessed by each branch of the government Division between levels of government 19. The “wall of separation’ doctrine refers to the Differentiation of municipal powers from country powers

32 19. The “wall of separation’ doctrine refers to the A. Division of church and state

33 Threatening to help the legislator’s opponent in the next election Providing legislators with information on technical issues ‘Wining and dining’ legislatures Placing persuasive advertisements in the media 20. Lobbyists try to influence legislators mainly through Orchestrating petition drives and letter-writing campaigns

34 20. Lobbyists try to influence legislators mainly through D. Providing legislators with information on technical issues

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