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2 If the president vetoes a bill that has passed both chambers of Congress, then Congress may override the veto if what proportion of both chambers votes to do so? A. a majority B. three-fifths C. two-thirds D. unanimous consent

3 Consider the following four steps of the legislative process: conference committee is convened, floor vote, proposal, referral to subcommittee. List these four steps in the order in which they usually occur. conference committee is convened, floor vote, proposal, referral to subcommittee conference committee is convened, proposal, referral to subcommittee, floor vote proposal, referral to subcommittee, conference committee is convened, floor vote proposal, referral to subcommittee, floor vote, conference committee is convened

4 In 1911, the House of Representatives set a limit on how many members it could have. What is the limit? 100 240 435 500

5 Suppose that Senator Sandra Eauclaire has proposed a bill to add a large lake to the territory of a national park. She asks all of her colleagues whether they support the bill and finds that, including herself, 59 senators favor the bill and 41 oppose it. Senator Eauclaire is very strategic, so what is her most likely reaction? She is concerned that her bill may not pass in the Senate because organized interests always get in the way of environmentally friendly legislation. She is concerned that her bill may not pass in the Senate because there is not sufficient support for a cloture vote. She is confident her bill will pass in the Senate because 51 senators make a majority, so she has eight votes to spare. She is confident her bill will pass in the Senate because, in the final vote, no one could vote against a bill that helps the environment.

6 Imagine that Phil Bellwether is a member of Congress
Imagine that Phil Bellwether is a member of Congress. Congressman Bellwether closely pays attention to public opinion polls from his home district, s his constituents send him, and the opinions of large employers and group leaders in his district. When he votes on policies in Congress, he bases his decisions on all of this information from constituents. What kind of representative is Congressman Bellwether? a delegate an elitist a partisan a trustee

7 In the Netherlands, when elections are conducted for the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, or lower house of the national legislature, voters vote for the party of their choice. The 150 seats in the chamber are then awarded to each party based on the percentage of the vote they received nationally. What kind of electoral system does the Netherlands have? majority rule with runoff elections primary elections, followed by general elections proportional representation single-member districts with plurality rule

8 On July 2, 1864, the Wade-Davis bill, which was a Reconstruction plan, passed both houses of Congress. On July 4, 1864, Congress adjourned. Because President Lincoln did not sign the Wade-Davis bill by July 12, 1864, the bill did not become law. What is this an example of? presidential signature pocket veto signing statement veto

9 When the House of Representatives voted on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the House Rules Committee approved a rule that the chamber could only consider the Senate's version of the bill and that no amendments could be proposed on this bill. What kind of rule is this? closed rule open rule restricted rule unanimous consent agreement

10 Who is the constitutionally designated leader of the House of Representatives?
House majority leader president Speaker of the House vice president

11 The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has been in place since 1816
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has been in place since It considers foreign-policy legislation and leads debates on foreign affairs in the Senate. What kind of committee is this an example of? conference committee joint committee special committee standing committee

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13 Answer Key C D B A


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