Chapter 6 and Chapter 4 of California Republic

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1

In California, the fiscal year begins on

July 1st

2

It is easiest for newcomers to win elections when there is an "open seat."

True

3

All of the following are powers of Congress over the judiciary EXCEPT:

It can nominate judges to the court.

4

According to the text, the congressional process is slow and involves a great deal of bickering and arguing because:

Democracy is a messy process that involves bargaining and compromise.

5

In the California Legislature, if a bill is passed with amendments, what happens next?

It is returned to the original house.

6

Senators and representatives are unlikely to spend much time on the individual problems of constituents due to their legislative responsibilities.

False

7

Partisan gerrymandering is the process in a particular state legislature whereby the majority party

Draws districts to maximize the number of House seats their party can win

8

After Proposition 11 was passed in 2008, redrawing district boundaries in California was the responsibility of

Independent citizens' commission

9

What is the effect of polarization on the executive appointment process?

Significant; high polarization usually means that many appointments are blocked.

10

All of the following are constitutional powers of Congress EXCEPT:

Executive laws