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Speaker of the House of Representatives (Grade 6)

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

1. 
The office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives was created by the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The Speaker of the House of Representatives must be an elected member of the House of Representatives.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the                 in line in presidential succession.
  1. 1st
  2. 2nd
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th
4. 
What are two of the circumstances in which a new Speaker of the House of Representatives is elected?



5. 
The winner of the plurality of the votes cast by members of the House of Representatives is the new speaker.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Who is the Dean of the House of Representatives?
  1. the sergeant-at-arms
  2. the lawyer for the chamber
  3. the majority leader of the chamber
  4. the longest serving member of the chamber
7. 
The Constitution does not describe the duties of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Who was the only Speaker of the House that has been elected president?
  1. James Polk
  2. Chester Arthur
  3. Woodrow Wilson
  4. Benjamin Harrison
9. 
Speakers of the House generally lacked power until the end of the 19th century.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Who was the longest serving Speaker of the House?



11. 
In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman elected to be the Speaker of the House.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
Though the Speaker of the House presides over sessions of the House of Representatives, it is the House Majority Leader who chooses which bills to vote on.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
The Speaker of the House appoints members to committees.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Theodore M. Pomeroy was Speaker of the House for how long?
  1. 1 day
  2. 8 months
  3. 6 years
  4. 15 years

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