AP US GoPo 2019 Final Exam Study Guide Question Preview (ID: 45459)


Sometimes litigants that are not part of the formal proceeding of SCOTUS oral arguments wish to have their points of view presented. They may file what is known as a(n)
a) amicus curiae brief
b) stare decisis
c) writ of certioari
d) certificate

After a proposed bill has had its first reading, what is generally the next step that a bill may encounter?
a) The proposed bill is sent to a standing committee
b) The prosed bill is voted on by the entire Congress
c) The proposed bill is vetoed by the President
d) The proposed bill is reviewed by an investigative committee

What amendment applies to unreasonable seraches and seizures?
a) 4th
b) 5th
c) 9th
d) 13th

Poll taxes are fees paid by individuals in order to vote. Which amendment outlaws this practice?
a) 24th
b) 18th
c) 21st
d) 20th

The prmary purpose of the conference committee is to
a) compromise proposed bills between the two houses of Congress
b) review revenue bills
c) determine if proposed bills are worthy of continuing the legislative process
d) provide an investigative step in the passage of a bill

The first African American to serve on the Supreme Court was
a) Thurgood Marshall
b) John Marshall
c) Oliver Wendell Holmes
d) Clarence Thomas

Which of the following is the most powerful in the US Senate
a) majority leader
b) vice-president
c) minority leader
d) Speaker

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the Constitution?
a) political parties
b) treason
c) taxation
d) ex post facto laws

The US Constitution has been amended ___ times
a) 27
b) 17
c) 26
d) only 10

In order to get elected to Congress the most significant advantage is
a) incumbency
b) military service
c) financial support
d) an endorsement by a major business or community leader

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