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United States Congress: Quiz


Question 1: The speech is modeled on the ________ given by the British monarch, and is mandated by the Constitution of the United States—though it is not necessarily required to be delivered each year or in the customary manner.
United KingdomSpeech from the throneCommonwealth realmJapan

Question 2: Low approval ratings. ________ asking people if they approve of the job Congress is doing have, in the last few decades, generally been low.
International Social Survey ProgrammeOpinion pollGallup pollStatistical survey

Question 3: To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel ________;
WarInvasionMilitary historySiege

Question 4: Political action committees. Critics have charged that ________, also known as PACs, exert excessive influence over Congress and distort the democratic process.
TeamstersService Employees International UnionPolitical action committeeUnited Auto Workers

Question 5: Every Act of Congress or joint resolution begins with an ________ or resolving formula stipulated by law.
United States CongressNew Hampshire General CourtCalifornia State LegislatureList of enacting clauses

Question 6: The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the ________, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
United StatesLanguages of the United StatesAlaskaPhilippines

Question 7: ________
Doorkeeper of the United States House of RepresentativesParty divisions of United States Congresses110th United States Congress111th United States Congress

Question 8: [99] But reform efforts have been stymied because of perceptions that changes may benefit one ________ or the other.
Parliamentary systemPolitical partyPoliticsIdeology

Question 9: ________, for example, mentioned and expounded upon the doctrine in Federalist No. 78.
Alexander HamiltonJohn JayGeorge WashingtonJames Madison

Question 10: However, the Constitution provides that: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." As a result, the Senate does not have the power to initiate bills imposing ________.
Income taxTaxExciseTax haven


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