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CSU PSY1010 Unit V assessment

Question Question 1 1. Congress's policymaking role is based on lawmaking, oversight and: power. incumbency. pork spending. representation. 10 points Question 2 1. The __________ controls the scheduling of bills for debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. House majority leader House majority whip House Rules Committee House clerk 10 points Question 3 1. After the president, __________ is widely considered the second most powerful federal official in Washington, D.C. the vice president the U.S. Senate majority leader the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives The U.S. Senate president pro tempore 10 points Question 4 1. Which of the following is true about the office of the president? The president is also the President of the Senate The president is the Commander-in-Chief The president can be a naturalized citizen The president can be of any age 10 points Question 5 1. Most of the work that is done in Congress today: is done through standing committees. is done in conjunction with the president. is done on the floor of each chamber. occurs in private meetings with lobbyists. 10 points Question 6 1. Which of the following is true of the president and his or her veto power? It can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the Congress. It is only a sign of presidential strength. Threatening a veto never causes Congress to bend to the president's demands. It has no limits. 10 points Question 7 1. Which of the following is a procedural tactic in which a minority of senators can block a bill by talking until other senators give in and the bill is withdrawn? Filibuster Pocket veto Cloture Veto 10 points Question 8 1. __________ requires that each bill introduced in Congress be referred to the proper committee. The U.S. Constitution The Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 Public opinion The Legislative Act of 1789 10 points Question 9 1. __________ are the two states that do not use the unit rule in the Electoral College. California and New Jersey New Mexico and Texas Vermont and Rhode Island Maine and Nebraska 10 points Question 10 1. The Senate majority whip: is tasked with coordinating between officials of the political party in power and its members in the Senate. is primarily responsible for aiding incumbent reelection efforts. Acts as the House majority leader in the case of the absence of that member. Sees to it that members know when important votes are scheduled.

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