Government Quiz 5

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Government quiz 5


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A divided government

    • B. 

      A democrat-controlled congress facing a democrate in the white house

    • C. 

      A republican-controlled congress facing a republican in the white house

    • D. 

      Interference by the supreme court

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Only the president makes national policy

    • B. 

      Congress has nonlegislative as well as legislative functions

    • C. 

      Congress and the president make national policy

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 3. 
    Congress plays a key role in ______.
    • A. 

      The legislative process but not in overseeing the operations of independent agencies

    • B. 

      Conflict resolutiion and the legislative process

    • C. 

      Overseeing the operations of the independent agencies but not in conflict resolution

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Giving an annual State of the Union address

    • B. 

      Veto power

    • C. 

      Power to call congress back into session

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    One of the biggest battles in 1997 between congress and president clinton was over __________.
    • A. 

      How to balance the budget

    • B. 

      Trade with eastern europe

    • C. 

      The question of negotiations with Iran

    • D. 

      Where to build the Clinton Presidential Library

  • 6. 
    The House Republicans wanted to balance the budget by changing the Constitution, but President Clinton and many Democrats feared a constitutional change would ____________.
    • A. 

      Encourage an onslaught of constitutional changes

    • B. 

      Diminish their chances of winning a majority in 1998

    • C. 

      Prevent compromise on most congressional issues

    • D. 

      Limit Congress from borrowing money in a time of crisis

  • 7. 
    The government was shut down twice during 1995-96 for the same reason: Republicans in Congress favored their version of a balanced budget which the president opposed, and twice the president _______.
    • A. 

      Ignored the Republican-backed budget bill

    • B. 

      Vetoed the Republican-backed budget bill

    • C. 

      Called a press conference to deride the Republicans

    • D. 

      Closed the White House to the public

  • 8. 
    Legislation that calls for the president to notify Congress when he deploys combat troops is called the _________.
    • A. 

      Budget Impoundment and Control Act

    • B. 

      Military Weapons Buildup Act

    • C. 

      War Powers Act

    • D. 

      Presidential Disclosure Act