Civics
&
Econ
JEOPARDY
Congress 1
Structure

100 200 300 400 500

Powers

100 200 300 400 500

Committees

100 200 300 400 500

Legislation

100 ...
What is
bicameral?

The term that refers to a
legislature made up of
an upper and lower
house.
What is apportionment?
The process by which the
number of
representatives per state
is determined
Who is the Speaker of
the House?
Most powerful political
leader in the House of
Representatives.
What are white and
male?
The two most common
characteristics of
members of Congress
What is a Senator?

Elected by the entire
state
What are the enumerated
powers?
Powers specifically
mentioned in the
Constitution
What is the power to tax?
Enables Congress to raise
funds to maintain an
army and navy
What are concurrent power
Powers that can be
exercised both by the
federal government and
state governments
What is the Commerce Powe
The power most used by
Congress to extend its
power into everyday life
What are implied powers?

Those powers
contained in the
Necessary and Proper
clause in Article I of
the Constitution.
What is the need to
spread out the work
load?
The reason Congress
created its committee
structure
What is a conference
committee?
A type of joint committee
that works out the
differences between the
House’s and Senate’s
...
What are standing
committees?
Permanent committees
that are specialized by
topic
What is the House Rules
Committee?
Sets the time and
conditions under which
bills are considered by
the House of
Represent...
What is pigeonhole?
To set aside a bill to be
considered “later”
What is a 2/3 majority
vote of both Houses of
Congress?
Required to override a
President’s veto
What is a filibuster?
The tactic of talking a
bill “to death” in the
Senate
Daily
Double
What is the House of
Representatives?
Where tax and
appropriations bills
must begin
What is 1 %?
On average, the
percentage of bills that
become law
What is a rider?
A legislative measure
that is attached to a bill
likely to pass, because it
would not pass on its
own
What is to declare an
Act unconstitutional?
How the Supreme Court
checks the power of
Congress
What is to go through
the other House?
What a bill must do after
getting through one House
of Congress
Bulletin Board System
A central computer used
by special interest
groups to exchange info
on a particular topic
What is to amend the
Constitution?
The way that Congress
can get around a ruling
of “unconstitutional”
from the Supreme Co...
What is a pocket veto?
A President lets a bill die
by not signing it before
Congress adjourns [if that
happens within 10 d...
What is to impeach?
The first step in
removing a president or
federal judge from
office
Daily
Double
What is Congressional
oversight?
The power of Congress
to control the work of
an executive agency
What is the
investigative power?
Enables Congress to look
into possible wrongdoing by agencies or
individuals
What is the power of the
purse, or appropriations
power?

How a congressional
committee can stop the
actions of a presiden...
What is the Senate?
The group that tries a
president who has been
impeached
FINAL
JEOPARDY
CATEGORY
Representation
Drawing the boundaries
of a congressional
district in a bizarre shape
to favor a political party
What is a
gerrymander?
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Congress jeopardy round 1

  1. 1. Civics & Econ JEOPARDY
  2. 2. Congress 1 Structure 100 200 300 400 500 Powers 100 200 300 400 500 Committees 100 200 300 400 500 Legislation 100 200 300 400 500 Check n’ balance 100 200 300 400 500 Non-legislative 100 200 300 400 500 F. J.
  3. 3. What is bicameral? The term that refers to a legislature made up of an upper and lower house.
  4. 4. What is apportionment? The process by which the number of representatives per state is determined
  5. 5. Who is the Speaker of the House? Most powerful political leader in the House of Representatives.
  6. 6. What are white and male? The two most common characteristics of members of Congress
  7. 7. What is a Senator? Elected by the entire state
  8. 8. What are the enumerated powers? Powers specifically mentioned in the Constitution
  9. 9. What is the power to tax? Enables Congress to raise funds to maintain an army and navy
  10. 10. What are concurrent power Powers that can be exercised both by the federal government and state governments
  11. 11. What is the Commerce Powe The power most used by Congress to extend its power into everyday life
  12. 12. What are implied powers? Those powers contained in the Necessary and Proper clause in Article I of the Constitution.
  13. 13. What is the need to spread out the work load? The reason Congress created its committee structure
  14. 14. What is a conference committee? A type of joint committee that works out the differences between the House’s and Senate’s different versions of the same bill
  15. 15. What are standing committees? Permanent committees that are specialized by topic
  16. 16. What is the House Rules Committee? Sets the time and conditions under which bills are considered by the House of Representatives
  17. 17. What is pigeonhole? To set aside a bill to be considered “later”
  18. 18. What is a 2/3 majority vote of both Houses of Congress? Required to override a President’s veto
  19. 19. What is a filibuster? The tactic of talking a bill “to death” in the Senate
  20. 20. Daily Double
  21. 21. What is the House of Representatives? Where tax and appropriations bills must begin
  22. 22. What is 1 %? On average, the percentage of bills that become law
  23. 23. What is a rider? A legislative measure that is attached to a bill likely to pass, because it would not pass on its own
  24. 24. What is to declare an Act unconstitutional? How the Supreme Court checks the power of Congress
  25. 25. What is to go through the other House? What a bill must do after getting through one House of Congress
  26. 26. Bulletin Board System A central computer used by special interest groups to exchange info on a particular topic
  27. 27. What is to amend the Constitution? The way that Congress can get around a ruling of “unconstitutional” from the Supreme Court
  28. 28. What is a pocket veto? A President lets a bill die by not signing it before Congress adjourns [if that happens within 10 days of his receiving it]
  29. 29. What is to impeach? The first step in removing a president or federal judge from office
  30. 30. Daily Double
  31. 31. What is Congressional oversight? The power of Congress to control the work of an executive agency
  32. 32. What is the investigative power? Enables Congress to look into possible wrongdoing by agencies or individuals
  33. 33. What is the power of the purse, or appropriations power? How a congressional committee can stop the actions of a president or executive agency by denying funding
  34. 34. What is the Senate? The group that tries a president who has been impeached
  35. 35. FINAL JEOPARDY
  36. 36. CATEGORY Representation
  37. 37. Drawing the boundaries of a congressional district in a bizarre shape to favor a political party
  38. 38. What is a gerrymander?
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