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U.S. GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 5 STUDY GUIDE Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. This great center of information contains almost 100 million items. a. Library of Congress b. General Accounting Office (GAO) c. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) d. Government Printing Office (GPO) 2. The standing committees of each house are controlled by a. the minority leader. b. the majority leader.

c. d.

the majority party. the minority party.

3. This group specializes in a subcategory of its standing committee's responsibility. a. select committee c. conference committee b. subcommittee d. joint committee 4. This is NOT a qualification for election to the House of Representatives. a. a degree in law c. b. legal resident of state of election d.

at least 25 years old a citizen for 7 years

5. The budget-making work of Congress is coordinated by the a. Congressional Budget Office (CBO). b. Government Printing Office (GPO). c. Library of Congress. d. General Accounting Office (GAO). 6. This is a House subcommittee. a. Human Resources b. Rules

c. d.

Appropriations Veterans' Affairs

7. Some lawmakers believe this group has too much power. a. congressional staffers b. select committee members

c. d.

Library of Congress staffers administrative assistants

8. This could bring about a vote of censure. a. missing a committee meeting b. accepting a bribe

c. d.

heroism sleeping during session

9. This government office is responsible for the Statistical Abstract of the United States. a. General Accounting Office (GAO) b. Library of Congress c. Government Printing Office (GPO) d. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 10. The power to write the rules in Congress is controlled by the a. minority party. b. vice president.

c. d.

Speaker. majority party.

11. The United States Congress, which is made up of two houses, is a a. bicameral legislature. b. reform legislature.

c. d.

bi-session legislature. constitutional legislature.

12. A filibuster can be stopped when three-fifths of the Senate votes for a. a census. b. cloture.

c. d.

censure. a quorum.

13. The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the a. majority whip. b. majority leader.

c. d.

Speaker. vice president.

14. The process of setting up new congressional districts after reapportionment is called a. redistricting. c. bicameral legislature. b. censuring. d. gerrymandering. 15. In Congress the majority and minority leaders are assisted by a. the Speaker. b. the president.

c. d.

the vice president. whips.

16. These committees act as study groups for the House and Senate. a. conference committees b. select committees

c. d.

standing committees joint committees

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17. The president of the Senate is the a. minority leader. b. majority leader.

c. d.

Speaker. vice president.

18. In the Senate bills are brought to the floor by a. the vice president. b. unanimous consent.

c. d.

formal rules. the Speaker.

19. This is NOT a qualification for election to the Senate. a. a citizen for 9 years b. at least 30 years old

c. d.

married for 5 years legal resident of state of election

20. People in districts represented in Congress are called a. a caucus. b. a quorum.

c. d.

a census. constituents.

f. g. h. i. j.

Ways and Means 2 years 6 years administrative assistant elections

f. g. h. i. j.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Rules Committee term of each Congress cloture joint committees

Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. a. as a bill b. Social Security c. start of each term of Congress d. legislative assistant e. Foreign Relations 21. Senators' term 22. the way every law starts 23. January 3 of odd-numbered years 24. Representatives' term 25. attends committee meetings 26. November of even-numbered years 27. key House committee 28. personal staff member with office management duties 29. House subcommittee 30. prestigious Senate committee Match each item with the correct statement below. a. census b. to make laws c. personal staff member d. seniority system e. gerrymander 31. record of all Congressional bills 32. two sessions 33. population count 34. main task of Congress 35. packing and cracking 36. caseworker 37. stops a filibuster 38. provides leadership of committees 39. House "traffic officer" 40. study groups

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