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Which of the following is true of the Speaker of the House of Representatives? a.It is an

Which of the following is true of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

a.It is an informal position.

b.Leader of the majority party in the Senate becomes the Speaker of the House.

c.The Speaker has lesser powers than the Senate Majority Leader.

d.The Speaker is the presiding officer in the House.

e.The Speaker is the leader of the opposition party.

 

22.Which of the following terms is used by House Republicans and both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to refer to the meeting of all party members?

a.Party caucus

b.Party alliance

c.Party coalition

d.Party conference

e.Party confederation

 

23.Which of the following is a function of the Senate Majority Leader?

a.He/she decides who can speak on the floor.

b.He/she determines who serves on which committees of the Senate.

c.He/she schedules work and convinces Senate members to cooperate.

d.He/she seeks to keep the majority party in power by articulating an agenda.

e.He/she decides how votes are taken for selecting Senate members.

 

24.Who among the following has the authority to vote in case of a tie in the Senate?

a.Speaker of the House

b.Senate Majority Leader

c.President

d.Attorney General

e.Vice president

 

25.Vice president Arthur Jackson is absent in the sessions of the Senate. In his absence, the chair is taken by Andrew Kerry who is the _____.

a.president pro tempore

b.president

c.attorney general

d.Senate Majority Leader

e.Speaker of the House

 

26.Which of the following is a major function of a whip?

a.He/she decides who can speak on the floor.

b.He/she determines who serves on which committees.

c.He/she schedules work and convinces Senate members to cooperate.

d.He/she seeks to keep the majority party in power by articulating an agenda.

e.He/she is charged with getting the members to cast votes in the way the party leaders would like.

 

27.Which of the following terms refers to a situation in which the entire House or entire Senate considers business rather than delegating work to committees?

a.Select committee

b.Committee of the whole

c.Standing committee

d.Joint committee

e.Conference committee

 

28.Which of the following is true of a standing committee?

a.Its responsibilities carry over from one Congress to the next, as does much of its membership.

b.It is a situation in which the whole House or whole Senate considers business rather than delegating work to committees.

c.It is a Congressional committee formed for a specific purpose and limited period of time.

d.It is a congressional committee that includes members from both the Senate and House.

e.It is a temporary committee.

 

29.Which of the following is a congressional committee that is formed for a limited period of time?

a.Select committee

b.Joint committee

c.Operational committee

d.Standing committee

e.Electoral committee

 

30. Which of the following is a congressional committee that includes members from both the Senate and House?

a.Standing committee

b.Electoral committee

c.Operational committee

d.Governance committee

e.Joint committee

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