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POLITICAL SCIENCE 2

MIDTERM EXAM
N.B. Do not write anything on the questionnaire. Read and follow instructions. All answers must be written in your test booklet.

I. Multiple Choice. Choose the correct answer. Write the letter with the corresponding word of your answer in your test
booklet.
1. Who is the head of the Senate and is elected from among its members?
a. Senate President c. Speaker of the Senate
b. Majority Floor Leader d. Speaker of the House

2. Who presides over the businesses of the lower chamber?


a. Senate President c. President
b. Speaker of the House d. Speaker Pro-tempore

3. What is the composition of the Senate?


a. 12 b. 6 c. 24 d. 18

4. Which department provides the system of adjudicating the law as to its legality?
a. Judiciary b. Executive c. Legislative d. COMELEC

5. Which department assumes the functions of enforcing laws?


a. Judiciary b. Executive c. Legislative d. CSC

6. What is the term of office of a senator?


a. 3 b. 12 c. 6 d. 24

7. What is the term of office of a Congressman?


a. 3 b. 6 c. 12 d. 24

8. It is an official report of the legislative.


a. Journal b. Enrolled bill c. Statute d. Minutes of the Meeting

9. The following are the sessions of Congress except


a. Regular Session b. Final Session c. Special d. Executive

10. All appointments by the President can only be pursued upon the consent of the
a. Commission on Audit c. Commission on Appointments
b. Civil Service Commission d. Commission on Election

11. To confirm the existence of the state of war, the Congress shall determine such through the concurrence of
a. 2/3 of both Houses, voting separately c. 2/3 of both Houses, voting jointly
b. Majority votes of both Houses d. Majority votes of the Senate

12. It is a bill aims to authorize the release of public funds from the treasury.
a. Appropriation Bill b. Private Bill c. Revenue Bill d. Tariff Bill

13. When the House of Representatives proposes a bill, it shall be called


a. Bill of local application b. House Bill c. Special Bill d. Senate Bill

14. The following are component parts of a law except


a. Title and Preamble b. Enacting Clause and Body c. Objectives d. effectivity clause

15. They exempted from paying taxes except


a. Senior Citizen b. Masjid c. Charitable institutions d. churches

II. True or False. Write True if the statement is correct and False if it incorrect.
1. Congress can make laws even there is contradiction to the fundamental law.
2. Congress has the power to declare the existence of the state of war.
3. Congress can delegate emergency power to the President.
4. Power to Appropriation belongs to the Congress.
5. Congress can act as Board of Canvassers for Presidential and Vice- Presidential elections.
6. The legislative structure is unicameral.
7. The House of Representatives is concerned with local legislations and is accountable in crystallizing
the needs and interest of its constituencies.
8. The Senate is tasked to deal with national legislation which also includes interests of international
relations.
9. Naturalized citizens are qualified to be a member of the House.
10. The law provides that 20% of the total membership of the lower house must be chosen under the party
list system.
11. Every bill passed by Congress shall embrace only one subject matter expressed in its title.
12. Failure on the part of the President to act on the bill within 30 days will automatically make a bill into
law.
13. The Congress can pass laws impairing the obligations of contract.
14. The legislative department is no longer the sole body which enact laws and pass resolutions.
15. The term of office and tenure of office is similar concept and is used inter-changeably.
16. The President is the head of the State, head of the government and the Commander-in-Chief of the
AFP.
17. An aspirant for presidency must at least be a High School graduate.
18. The Supreme Court enjoys fiscal independence.
19. Judge is the head of Judiciary.
20. Sharia Courts in the Philippines are exclusively for minority groups.

III. Enumeration. In any order.


1. The three independent constitutional bodies.
2. Four qualifications of Justices of the Supreme Court
3. Five Qualifications of the President
4. Five qualifications of a Senator
5. When the Vice President becomes President