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Question 1: Much rarer have been tricameral legislatures; the most recent existed in the waning years of caucasian-minority rule in ________.
MauritiusSierra LeoneSouth AfricaCanada

Question 2: By extension, the term seat is often used in less formal contexts to refer to an electoral district itself, as for example in the phrases "________" and "marginal seat".
Apportionment (politics)By-electionSafe seatGerrymandering

Question 3: Legislatures are known by many names, the most common being ________ and congress, although these terms also have more specific meanings.
UnicameralismParliamentBicameralismParliamentary system

Question 4: In federations, it is typical for the upper house to represent the component states; the same applies to the supranational legislature of the ________.
GermanyEuropean ParliamentEuropean UnionDenmark

Question 5: [2] In separation of powers doctrine, the legislature in a ________ is considered a power branch which is coequal to and independent of both the judiciary and the executive.
Parliamentary systemPhilippinesPresidential systemUnited States

Question 6: In parliamentary systems of ________, the legislature is formally supreme and appoints a member from its house as the prime minister which acts as the executive.
DemocracyGovernmentAnarchyAuthoritarianism

Question 7: A ________ legislature possesses two separate chambers, usually described as an upper house and a lower house, which often differ in duties, powers, and the methods used for the selection of members.
Australian SenateBicameralismUnited States SenateAbolished upper house

Question 8: [3] In addition to enacting laws, legislatures usually have exclusive authority to raise ________ and adopt the budget and other money bills.
Income taxTaxExciseTax haven

Question 9: The primary components of a legislature are one or more chambers or houses: assemblies that ________ and vote upon bills.
British Parliamentary StyleEnglish-Speaking UnionAmerican Parliamentary Debate AssociationDebate

Question 10: A legislature with only one house is called ________.
United StatesParliamentUnicameralismUnited Kingdom







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