gativeHearings. In each case, select the correct answer, True or False, or from the choices A through D for each question.

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Question 1

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“It is the proper duty of a representative body to look diligently into every affair of government and to talk much about what it sees” are the words of __________________.

President Woodrow Wilson

Chief Justice John Marshall

Lord Coke

President John Quincy Adams

Question 2

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The first recorded investigation by Congress came in ______________.





Question 3

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Congressional investigation The Burning Washington took place in _________.





Question 4

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Congress like the courts has subpoena power.



Question 5

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Senate and House rules do not limit the authority of their committees to meet in closed sessions.



Question 6

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Grants of immunity have occurred in several notable congressional investigations.



Question 7

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The Constitution declares that the judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Executive may from time to time ordain and establish.



Question 8

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The Court does not recognize the restraints of the Bill of Rights on congressional investigations.



Question 9

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Congress has no enumerated constitutional power to conduct investigations or issue subpoenas.



Question 10

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Recipients of legislative subpoenas retain their constitutional rights throughout the course of an investigation.



Question 11

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Legislative inquiries might involve the President of the United States in appropriate cases since Congress’ responsibilities extend to every affair of government.



Question 12

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The Constitution vests all of the executive power in ____________________.

The President of the United States

The Congress of the United States

The Judiciary of the United States

The U.S. Senate

Question 13

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Congress’ authority to investigate in furtherance of its power to legislate is known as ____________________.

oversight authority

investigative authority

legislative authority

legal rational authority

Question 14

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Congressional inquiries to the White House are constrained by ____________________.

the Executive Branch’s in maintaining its autonomy

the Legislative Branch’s discretion

the Judicial Branch’s declarations

The Senate’s Power

Question 15

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The United States has _____________ Federal Courts of Appeal.





Question 16

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A Congressional committee has ______ authority to control the conduct of counsel.





Question 17

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In most oversight and investigative hearings, the ____________ usually makes an opening statement.


vice chair



Question 18

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Congressional subpoenas are served by all of the following EXCEPT:

Capitol Police

U.S. Marshal’s Office

Committee Staff

Senate or House Sergeant-at-Arms

Question 19

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A Congressional subpoena is valid under all of the following circumstances EXCEPT:

there is no valid legislative purpose

the committee’s investigation of broad subject matter is authorized by Congress

the investigation is pursuant to a valid legislative purpose

the specific inquiries are pertinent to the broad subject matter areas authorized by Congress

Question 20

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According to ____________, Congress’ subpoena power is “an essential and appropriate auxiliary to the legislative function.”

the Court

the Congress

the Executive

the Speaker of the House

Quiz Score: 100 out of 100

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