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In Congress Quiz

In 1787, the Constitution spelled out the responsibilities of Congress. Take our quiz and see what you know about the Legislative Branch.

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In 1787, the Constitution spelled out the responsibilities of Congress. Take our quiz and see what you know about the Legislative Branch.

1. In 1787, Congress grew out of the "The Great Compromise." What was the subject of this compromise?

  • A statutory right to slavery.
  • Equal representation of the states.
  • Appointing the Supreme Court.

2. The Senate differs from the House in that:

  • It has authority over presidential appointments.
  • It is responsible for coining money.
  • It assesses taxes.

3. Who was the first woman to become a member of Congress?

  • Jeannette Rankin.
  • Susan B. Anthony.
  • Clara Barton.

4. The declaration of war must be approved by Congress. But which of the following legislations first allowed the president to deploy troops without Congress's permission.

  • The Monroe Doctrine.
  • The War Powers Act.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

5. The House of Representatives elects its own leader (the Speaker of the House). How is the leader of the Senate chosen?

  • By an election of the people.
  • By an election of the Senate.
  • The senior member of the Senate decides.

1. In 1787, Congress grew out of the "The Great Compromise." What was the subject of this compromise?
Equal representation of the states.

2. The Senate differs from the House in that:
It has authority over presidential appointments.

3. Who was the first woman to become a member of Congress?
Jeannette Rankin.

4. The declaration of war must be approved by Congress. But which of the following legislations first allowed the president to deploy troops without Congress's permission.
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

5. The House of Representatives elects its own leader (the Speaker of the House). How is the leader of the Senate chosen?
By an election of the people.

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