Marking Period Review <ul><li>30 multiple choice questions </li></ul>
<ul><li>3 reasons to have a bicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical - British Parliament had two chambers <...
<ul><li>Why does the President rarely call Congress to a special session? </li></ul><ul><li>They are in session nearly yea...
<ul><li>When are congressional elections for the House? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Tuesday after the first Monday during ...
<ul><li>What are the qualifications for a member of the Senate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 years old, citizen for 9 years, r...
<ul><li>What are the duties of Congressmen and women? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to legislate, to represent constituents, t...
<ul><li>What is a drawback of primaries? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs a lot of money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most election l...
<ul><li>Why are voting machines used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to minimize error, use less people, speed up the process </li>...
<ul><li>Why is money an influential campaign source? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t raise the money you have a hard time r...
<ul><li>What is the office group ballot? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listed by the office that they seek </li></ul></ul></ul...
<ul><li>What are the limits of the mass media on public opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>Voters usually only listen to opinions ...
<ul><li>What is political socialization? </li></ul><ul><li>The process by which you obtain you political views and opinion...
<ul><li>What does an interest group try to persuade? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative branch to vote for their interest <...
<ul><li>What level of government do pressure groups/interest groups operate at? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all levels </li></ul...
<ul><li>Members of Congress who vote according to their party’s wishes are what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partisans </li></ul...
<ul><li>What is a session? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One year period in which Congress conducts its business. </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>How long are House terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is the House represent...
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MP2 Review for VA and US Government

  1. 1. Marking Period Review <ul><li>30 multiple choice questions </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>3 reasons to have a bicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical - British Parliament had two chambers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical - settled the conflict between the NJ and VA Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theoretical - one house would check on the other </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why does the President rarely call Congress to a special session? </li></ul><ul><li>They are in session nearly year round anyways </li></ul><ul><li>How many seats are in the House of Representatives? </li></ul><ul><li>435 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>When are congressional elections for the House? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Tuesday after the first Monday during even numbered years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the qualifications for a member of the House? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 years old, citizen for 7 years, reside in the district </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What are the qualifications for a member of the Senate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of the State </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who originally chose Senators? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State legislatures (took the 17th Amendment to change it to popular vote) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What are the duties of Congressmen and women? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to legislate, to represent constituents, to serve on a committee </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What is a drawback of primaries? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs a lot of money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most election laws are passed at what level? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State level </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Why are voting machines used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to minimize error, use less people, speed up the process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who votes in closed primaries? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>registered party members </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Why is money an influential campaign source? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t raise the money you have a hard time running for election </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is the office group ballot? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listed by the office that they seek </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the agents of political socialization? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>family, schooling, peers, media etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What are the limits of the mass media on public opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>Voters usually only listen to opinions they agree with, not all go in depth, most do not have anything to do with public issues </li></ul><ul><li>How is public opinion made known? </li></ul><ul><li>peer groups, personal contacts, media </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What is political socialization? </li></ul><ul><li>The process by which you obtain you political views and opinions </li></ul><ul><li>The term grass roots refers to what? </li></ul><ul><li>Interest groups </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What does an interest group try to persuade? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative branch to vote for their interest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is propaganda used for? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to influence people to adopt a certain belief </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What level of government do pressure groups/interest groups operate at? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How are senators chosen? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By the people and popular vote </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Members of Congress who vote according to their party’s wishes are what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partisans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does bicameral mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two chambered legislative branch </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What is a session? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One year period in which Congress conducts its business. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does the House reflect change in the populations of each state? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reapportion its 435 seats every 10 years </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>How long are House terms? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is the House representative from Goochland/District 7? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Cantor </li></ul></ul></ul>

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