Chapter 10 Test Review
• Voters choose among candidates
running exclusively in their districts
under the _____ system of election
• Single-member district
• With just a fraction of its seats up for
election at any one time, the Senate is
the sole _____ in Congress.
• Continuous body
• Congress must meet formally at least
twice during each _____ to carry out
the business of lawmaking.
• Seats in the House of Representatives
are _____ among the States according
to their populations.
• An emergency may prompt the
President to call a _____ of Congress.
• Special session
• States with only one member in the
House of Representatives use the
_____ system to elect their
• Which qualification for House members
is NOT in the Constitution?
• A. Must be at least 25 years old
• B. Must have been a citizen for at least 7
• C. Must live in the district being
• D. Must live in the State from which
• On the average, which group of people
occupy the majority of seats in
• A. African Americans
• B. White, middle-aged men
• C. Women
• D. Asian Americans
• Which of the following is true of the
House of Representatives?
• A. It currently has 100 members
• B. The total number of seats in the House
is fixed by the Constitution.
• C. The number of terms a representative
may serve is fixed by the Constitution.
• D. Every State is represented by at least
• The Framers of the Constitution
favored bicameralism because…
• It allowed for fair and equal representation
of the States at the national level
• Members of Congress fill all of the
following roles EXCEPT that of
• A. Legislator
• B. Committee member
• C. Cabinet member
• D. Servant to constituents
• How are the number of Senate seats
held by each State set?
• Fixed by the Consitution
• What is the regular period of time
during which Congress conducts its
• Whose major duty is it in Congress, to
screen bills for floor consideration?
• Committee members
• Which statement about the Senate is
• A. It has two members from each state
• B. Its members are chosen by State
• C. Each member represents one
• Seats are apportioned among the States
according to their populations
• Why does the party in power tend to
lose seats during off-year elections?
• Voters are reacting to the President’s
• The coattail effect has worn off by then
• All of the following are differences
between the House of Representatives
and the Senate EXCEPT
• A. Size of the membership
• B. Length of term
• C. Method of election
• D. Size of consituency
• Why does the Constitution guarantee
that the courts may not prosecute
members of Congress for what they
say in the House or Senate in relation
to congressional business?
• Freedom of speech is a vital part of
• How were Senators chosen before the
• Appointed by state legislatures
• Which of the following is a qualification
• A. Must have been born in the State from
• B. Must have a degree in law
• C. Must have been a citizen for at least 9
• D. Must be at least 40 years old
• How many years are Senators elected
to serve (how long is a Senators
• Six year terms
• Which statement about congressional
districts is true?
• A. They are apportioned by the
• B. There are 3 for every seat in the House
• C. They function as voting districts within
• D. Their lines are drawn by State courts
• When are congressional elections held?
• Tuesday after the first Monday in
November of each even-numbered year
• With the passage of the 17th
Amendment, _____ became less
important for election to the Senate.
• While those who vote a straight-party
ticket would likely prefer their senators
and representative to vote as _____,
independents would no doubt prefer
• How many senators per state?
• What did the 17th Amendment do?
• Senators are no longer appointed, but are
• How long is a senators term?
• 6 years
• How old does a senator have to be to
be a senator?
• 30 years old
• How many years does a senator have
to be a U.S. citizen to be a senator?
• 9 years