GED Social Studies : Powers of Congress

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Congress

Which Article of the Constitution outlines the powers granted to Congress? 

Possible Answers:

Article III

Article IV

Article II

Article I

Article V

Correct answer:

Article I

Explanation:

The structure of Congress and the powers reserved for Congress are established in Article I of the Constitution.

Example Question #1 : Powers Of Congress

A President is tried for impeachment by ___________.

Possible Answers:

The House of Representatives

The Supreme Court

The Senate

national referendum

Congress

Correct answer:

The Senate

Explanation:

The House of Representatives may bring charges of impeachment against a President, and if the vote carries, he is tried for impeachment in the Senate. Only two Presidents have ever had charges of impeachment brought against them by the House (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton), but neither were found guilty in the Senate.

Example Question #2 : Powers Of Congress

What name is given to the attempt by a representative in Congress to provide funds and confer benefits to his or her home district?

Possible Answers:

Cloture

Filibuster

Logrolling

Pork-barrel legislation

Quorum

Correct answer:

Pork-barrel legislation

Explanation:

Pork-barrel legislation is the name given by any attempt, successful or otherwise, by a representative to gain some benefit for his or her home district at the expense of national interests.

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