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House SenateBasics 1Basics 2Grab Bag
This is the length of a House term
What is 2 years?
This is the number of members in the House of Representatives
What is 435?
In terms of residency, the Constitution requires this of House members
What is living in the state represented?
This is the term for when distribution of House seats occurs after each census
What is reapportionment?
This city currently has no representation in the House
What is Washington D.C.?
This is the length of a Senate term
What is 6 years?
This is the number of years you must be a citizen in order to run for Senate
What is 9 years?
The Senate is called this because all of its seats are never up for reelection at the same time
What is a continuous body?
This is how Senators were chosen before the 17 th Amendment
What are state legislatures?
The Senate is the equivalent of this in the British parliament
What is the House of Lords?
This is what we call each 2 year period of Congress
What is a term?
This is another word for a 2 house legislature, such as the U.S. Congress
What is bicameral?
An emergency can prompt the president to call one of these
What is a special session?
This is what typically happens in off-year elections
What is the presidents party loses seats?
Congress keeps its pay high while preventing public outcry over its pay by using these
What are allowances or fringe benefits?
This is what we call the time it takes to finish the years business
What is a session?
This is changing district lines to benefit one party or group over another
What is gerrymandering?
When one person is allowed to represent a geographic region, this is the name of the system
What is single member district?
This is the act that permanently set the number of seats in the House of Representatives
What is the Reapportionment Act of 1929?
This is the number of the current term of Congress
What is the 112 th Congress?
This is the number state representing Arizonas statehood
What is 48?
This Middle Eastern country is the worlds only theocracy
What is Iran?
This actress received an Academy Award for best actress in 2010 for The Blindside
Who is Sandra Bullock?
Term used to describe the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament ?
What is March Madness
This is the current U.S. Speaker of the House
Who is John Boehner (R-Ohio)?
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