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1The Legislative Branch Chapter 8 Test ReviewThe Legislative Branch
2people a member of Congress represents interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetoconstituentspresident pro tempore
3plan for raising and spending money interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbillcongressional districtbudgetpocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
4agreement to end debate on a bill clotureSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetobillpresident pro tempore
5chief officers of each party in Congress interest groupsSpeaker of the Housebillfloor leaderscongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
6person who presides over the Senate in Vice President‘s place interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtpresident pro temporepocket vetocloturebill
7people with similar goals billSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtinterest groupspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
8accuse an official of serious wrongdoing impeachSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
9use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturefilibuster
10law that convicts a person of a crime with no trial interest groupsSpeaker of the Housebill of attainderbudgetcongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
11presiding officer in House of Representatives interest groupsbillfloor leadersSpeaker of the Housecongressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
12a proposed law bill Speaker of the House floor leaders budget congressional districtlobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
13President prevents a bill from becoming law by keeping it for ten days while Congress is in session interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtpocket vetobillcloturepresident pro tempore
14area a House member represents interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leaderscongressional districtbilllobbyistspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
15people who represent interest groups Speaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtbillpocket vetocloturelobbyists
16population count taken every ten years interest groupsSpeaker of the Housefloor leadersbudgetcongressional districtcensuspocket vetocloturepresident pro tempore
17A member of Congress is primarily responsible to the people he or she represents.special interest groups.lobbyists.his or her governor.
18The most important job of Congress is leading our military forces.making laws.governing cities.helping lobbyists.
19Congress is made up of presidents and vice-presidents. judges and mayors.interest groups and lobbyists.representatives and senators.
20What is a requirement of all members of Congress? serve for only two yearslive in the state that elects themat least 30 years oldU.S. citizens for at least nine years
21The job of a member of Congress includes discussing bills.helping constituents.attending meetings.all of the above.
22Which is an example of a power of Congress? regulate commerceborrow moneydeclare warall of the above
23investigation clause. elastic clause. war powers clause. The clause in the Constitution that gives Congress the right to make laws that are "necessary and proper" for carrying out listed powers is often called theinvestigation clause.elastic clause.war powers clause.impeachment clause.
24A writ of habeas corpus impeaches a President. brings someone to court.raises taxes.approves an appointment.
25Which is a power held by the House but not the Senate? create federal courtsimpeach or accuse officialsapprove Supreme Court justicestry an impeached official
26Powers of Congress are limited by the President’s veto.Supreme Court decisions.the Constitution.all of the above.
27Why is a system of committees necessary in Congress? too few members of Congresstoo many bills to studycitizens demanded committeesU.S. Constitution requires it
28In order to reach the President, a bill must pass through the state legislatures.only the Senate.the Speaker of the Houseboth houses of Congress.
29Which is true of events that can occur after the President vetoes a bill? the bill is deadbill returns to committeethe Speaker has a day to change billCongress can override by a two-thirds vote
30The most powerful member of the House of Representatives is the Speaker.U.S. President.president pro tempore.majority floor leader.
31Only a member of Congress can draw up a bill.veto a bill.introduce a bill in Congress.all of the above.
32A bill goes through many steps before it becomes a law because the Framers wanted many bills passed.did not trust Congress.wanted bills studied with care.did not want laws vetoed.
33A bill dies in committee when the majority of committee members do not support it.send it to the Senate floor.debate and then recommend it.first consider it.
34A compromise bill is the result of the introduction of a bill.changes to a bill.the failure of whips.a constitutional bill requirement.
35If a majority party cannot stop a filibuster, what is the result? The bill becomes law.The bill does not become law.The bill comes to a vote.The bill returns to committee.
36Cloture must be agreed to by a three-fifths vote.a unanimous vote.a simple majority.the floor leaders.
37A filibuster can occur only in the House. in either house of Congress. only in the Senate.if the majority party agrees.
38Members of Congress have to balance the needs of lobbyists and special interests groups.senators and representatives.constituents and the nation.the President and a political party.
39Which statement is true? There are more senators than representatives in Congress.Representatives serve for longer terms than senators.Representatives focus on the interests of their whole state.Senators focus on the interests of their whole state.
40Floor leaders work to gain the favor of special interest groups. guide bills through Congress.assist in selecting judges.create an elastic clause for the Constitution.
41Which is not a way to try to stop a bill from becoming law? pocket vetofilibusterreportveto