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1 KNOW IT, SHOW IT! Ch : 10 Congress

2 1. Which is true about most members of Congress?
A: Very few are lawyers B: They all have the same religious affiliation C: They lacked political experience before coming to Congress D: They have gone to college ANSWER: D

3 2. Why is the Senate called the “upper house”?
A: The Senate is larger than the House B: Senators represent fewer people than members of the House C: Senators generally need a wide range of knowledge to serve well D: The Senate chamber is located above the House chamber ANSWER: C

4 3. How many sessions are there within each term of Congress?
A: two B: four C: three D: eight ANSWER: A

5 4. Which is true about a Senator’s term in office?
A: It is three times longer than the term of a member of the House B: It is two times longer than the term of a member of the House C: It is the same as a the term of a member of the House D: It varies depending upon state population. ANSWER: A

6 5. How many senators does each state have?
A: three B: two C: four D: one ANSWER: B

7 6. How often does the Constitution require Congress to reapportion seats in the House of Representatives? A: every four years B: every six years C: every ten years D: every two years ANSWER: D

8 7. Who elects the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
A: majority party members B: The Senate C: members of the opposite party D: all the people in a national election ANSWER: A

9 8. Why are there two houses of Congress?
A: so the two houses may check one another B: so the two houses may agree with one another C: so the two houses can fill the two chambers in the Capitol D: so one of the two houses will always be in session ANSWER: A

10 9. Why would one congressional district be large in area and another be very small?
A: They were picked based on natural boundaries B: Gerrymandering happened C: The small district contains a higher population D: The large district contains a higher population ANSWER: C

11 10. What are the three reasons we have a bicameral legislature?
A: Theoretical, balancing, checks B: historical, practical, theoretical C: historical, checks, balancing D: populations, historical, checks ANSWER: B

12 11. What is the minimum number of representatives in Congress a state can have?
A: two B: one C: four D: three ANSWER: D

13 12. Who are senators elected by?
A: leaders of State factions B: the voters in each state C: the entire nation D: State legislatures ANSWER: B

14 13. What determines the total seats in the House of Representatives?
A: Congress B: The Constitution C: The Census Bureau D: The Supreme Court ANSWER: A

15 14. Due to the length of their terms, House members may be more likely to?
A: focus mainly on national concerns B: get more media coverage C: listen to constituents’ views D: vote as trustees ANSWER: C

16 15. What is the total number of full-fledged members of Congress?

17 16. Most members of Congress:
A: are millionaires B: come from rural areas C: win reelection if they seek it D: have served in other branches ANSWER: C

18 17. What is a suggested new law?
A: paperwork B: bill C: floor consideration D: unimportant ANSWER: B

19 18. What is being forced to leave office?
A: suspended B: partisan C: adjourned D: expelled ANSWER: D

20 19. What is bringing a meeting to an end?
A: adjourn B: recess C: expelled D: suspended ANSWER: A

21 20. What is a count of the population?
A: large and difficult B: attendance C: census D: Census Bureau ANSWER: C

22 21. What does it mean to be examined by the full membership of the House or Senate?
A: full examination B: passing a law C: debating D: floor consideration ANSWER: D

23 22. What is a legislative body made of two chambers?
A: Senate B: Congress C: Executive Branch D: House ANSWER: B

24 23. Who is a person who is given the power to act for others?
A: trustee B: partisan C: politico D: delegate ANSWER: A

25 24. What is the drawing of district lines to the advantage of a party or group?
A: cheating B: discrimination C: politics D: gerrymandering ANSWER: D

26 25. Who is a person who votes with the party line?
A: politico B: partisan C: trustee D: delegate ANSWER: B

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