Trivia Questions On Presidential Powers! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Once the House votes for impeachment, the president

    • A.

      Must leave office

    • B.

      Is fined or sentenced to prison

    • C.

      Is tried by the Supreme Court

    • D.

      Is tried by the Senate

    • E.

      Must be indicted by a grand jury before being removed from office

    Correct Answer
    D. Is tried by the Senate
    Explanation
    Once the House votes for impeachment, the president is tried by the Senate. Impeachment is the process by which a president is charged with misconduct. The House of Representatives has the power to impeach the president, meaning they can formally accuse him of wrongdoing. However, impeachment alone does not remove the president from office. After impeachment, the Senate holds a trial to determine whether the president is guilty of the charges. If found guilty, the Senate can then remove the president from office. Therefore, the correct answer is that the president is tried by the Senate after the House votes for impeachment.

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  • 2. 

    According to the 25th Amendment, in the event of a vacancy in the vice-presidency,

    • A.

      The Electoral College elects a new one

    • B.

      The Speaker of the House is automatically the new vice-president

    • C.

      The office remains vacant until the next national election

    • D.

      The Congress picks a new vice-president from a list of names submitted by the president

    • E.

      The president nominates a replacement, who must be confirmed by both houses of Congress

    Correct Answer
    E. The president nominates a replacement, who must be confirmed by both houses of Congress
    Explanation
    According to the 25th Amendment, in the event of a vacancy in the vice-presidency, the president has the authority to nominate a replacement. However, this nominee must be confirmed by both houses of Congress before assuming the position of vice-president. This process ensures that there is a system of checks and balances in place, as the president's choice for vice-president must receive approval from the legislative branch.

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  • 3. 

    The order of succession to the presidency, should the president be unable to fulfill his or her duties is

    • A.

      Vice-president, president pro tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • B.

      Vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, chief justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • C.

      Vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    • D.

      Vice-president, chief justice of the Supreme Court, president pro tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House

    • E.

      Vice-president, chief justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created

    Correct Answer
    C. Vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, cabinet members in the order that their departement was created
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vice-president, Speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the Senate, cabinet members in the order that their department was created. This order of succession is outlined in the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. According to this act, if the president is unable to fulfill their duties, the vice-president is first in line to assume the presidency. If the vice-president is also unable to serve, the Speaker of the House is next in line, followed by the president pro tempore of the Senate. After these positions, the cabinet members are next in line, with the order determined by the creation of their respective departments.

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  • 4. 

    The Presidential cabinet

    • A.

      Is the electronically locked vault where the president keeps his top secret papers

    • B.

      Is given tremendous power under the Constitution

    • C.

      Includes, by law, a minimum of two sitting members of Congress at all times

    • D.

      Consists of the head of each executive department, plus any additional government officials the president designates

    • E.

      Can veto actions by the president

    Correct Answer
    D. Consists of the head of each executive department, plus any additional government officials the president designates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Presidential cabinet consists of the head of each executive department, plus any additional government officials the president designates. This means that the cabinet is made up of the leaders of various government departments, such as the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, etc. The president has the authority to appoint these individuals to their positions. The cabinet members advise the president on various matters and play a key role in the decision-making process of the executive branch.

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  • 5. 

    Cabinet-level executive departments are created by

    • A.

      Congress

    • B.

      The Constitution

    • C.

      The President

    • D.

      Rarely held national referendums

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Congress
    Explanation
    Cabinet-level executive departments are created by Congress. This is because according to the Constitution, the power to create executive departments is vested in the legislative branch of the government, which is Congress. The President does not have the authority to create these departments on his own. Additionally, national referendums are rarely held in the United States, so they are not a common method for creating executive departments. Therefore, the correct answer is Congress.

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  • 6. 

    The budgetary implications of the president's budget are provided to the president by the

    • A.

      Executive Budget Office

    • B.

      Department of the Treasury

    • C.

      Council of Economic Advisors

    • D.

      Internal Revenue Service

    • E.

      Office of Management and Budget

    Correct Answer
    E. Office of Management and Budget
    Explanation
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides the president with the budgetary implications of their budget. The OMB is responsible for developing and implementing the president's budget proposal, as well as overseeing the execution of the budget throughout the government. They analyze the financial impact of the proposed budget and provide the president with information on how it will affect government spending, revenues, and deficits.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following was created in 1947 to coordinate the president's foreign and military policy advisers?

    • A.

      Department of State

    • B.

      Department of Defense

    • C.

      National Security Council

    • D.

      Department of Homeland Security

    • E.

      Office of Management and Budget

    Correct Answer
    C. National Security Council
    Explanation
    The National Security Council was created in 1947 to coordinate the president's foreign and military policy advisers. It serves as a forum for the president to consult with his top national security advisors and develop strategies to address national security issues. The Council consists of the president, vice president, secretary of state, secretary of defense, and other key officials, and plays a crucial role in shaping and implementing U.S. foreign and defense policies.

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  • 8. 

    A pocket veto is a situation in which the president

    • A.

      Vetos particular items in a spending bill

    • B.

      Lets a bill die by neither signing nor vetoing it after Congress has adjourned

    • C.

      Rejects a Congressional override

    • D.

      Lets a bill become law by neither vetoing nor signing it

    • E.

      Sends a law back to Congress witht the reasons for rejecting it

    Correct Answer
    B. Lets a bill die by neither signing nor vetoing it after Congress has adjourned
    Explanation
    A pocket veto occurs when the president intentionally allows a bill to die by neither signing nor vetoing it after Congress has adjourned. This means that the bill does not become law, as it would if the president had signed it, nor is it rejected by the president through a veto. Instead, the bill is effectively "pocketed" and left to expire without any action from the president. This tactic is often used when the president does not support the bill but does not want to publicly veto it.

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  • 9. 

    The Constitution gives the president the power to influence the legislative process through his responsibility to

    • A.

      Makes laws by decree without the consent of Congress in some situations

    • B.

      Direct the business of Congress and initiate impeachment

    • C.

      Report on the state of the union and veto acts of Congress

    • D.

      Recommend legislation and make appointments

    • E.

      Manage the economy, lead the party, and deal with national crises

    Correct Answer
    C. Report on the state of the union and veto acts of Congress
    Explanation
    The Constitution grants the president the power to report on the state of the union and veto acts of Congress. This means that the president is required to provide an annual report to Congress on the condition of the country and recommend legislative measures. Additionally, the president has the authority to reject or veto bills passed by Congress, thereby exerting influence over the legislative process. This power allows the president to play a role in shaping the laws and policies of the country.

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  • 10. 

    In midterm elections, the

    • A.

      President's coattails are the strongest

    • B.

      President's party typically gains seats

    • C.

      President almost always wins reelection; a president who does not is the exception

    • D.

      President usually does not become involved

    • E.

      President's party typically loses seats

    Correct Answer
    E. President's party typically loses seats
    Explanation
    In midterm elections, the president's party typically loses seats. This is because midterm elections are held halfway through a president's term, and they often serve as a way for voters to express their dissatisfaction with the current administration. Additionally, the president's party may face challenges in these elections due to a lack of enthusiasm among their supporters, as the excitement and turnout typically seen during a presidential election may not be present. Therefore, it is common for the president's party to experience losses in midterm elections.

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  • 11. 

    The War Powers Resolution

    • A.

      Prohibited the president from committing American troops without congressional approval

    • B.

      Established the chain of command of the armed forces in the event the president is incapacitated

    • C.

      Gave the president the formal power to declare war in the case of nuclear attack

    • D.

      Mandated the withdrawal of forces after 60 days unless Congress declared war or granted an extension

    • E.

      Established the code protocols that launch nuclear missiles in order to prevent accidental or unauthorized missile launches

    Correct Answer
    D. Mandated the withdrawal of forces after 60 days unless Congress declared war or granted an extension
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mandated the withdrawal of forces after 60 days unless Congress declared war or granted an extension." This answer accurately describes the main provision of the War Powers Resolution, which was passed by Congress in 1973. The resolution aimed to limit the president's power to commit U.S. troops to foreign conflicts without congressional approval. It required the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of deploying troops and mandated the withdrawal of forces after 60 days unless Congress declared war or granted an extension. This was an attempt to restore the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches in matters of war-making.

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  • 12. 

    Who was considered the first "television President"?

    • A.

      FDR

    • B.

      JFK

    • C.

      Richard Nixon

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan

    • E.

      Bill Clinton

    Correct Answer
    B. JFK
    Explanation
    JFK is considered the first "television President" because he was the first president to effectively utilize television as a medium to connect with the American public. His charismatic personality, eloquent speeches, and televised debates during the 1960 presidential campaign helped him gain popularity and win the election. JFK's televised press conferences and speeches allowed him to directly communicate with the American people, making him the first president to fully harness the power of television for political purposes.

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  • 13. 

    George W. Bush was elected in 2000 without a plurality of the popular vote.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush won the presidency without receiving the majority of the popular vote. Although his opponent, Al Gore, received more total votes nationwide, Bush won the electoral college, which ultimately determines the outcome of the election. This is a rare occurrence in American politics, as most presidents are elected by winning both the popular vote and the electoral college.

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  • 14. 

    The 25th Amendment permits the vice-president to become acting president if the vice-president and the president's cabinet determine that the president is disabled or if the president declares his own disability.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The 25th Amendment allows the vice-president to assume the role of acting president if the vice-president and the president's cabinet agree that the president is unable to fulfill his duties, or if the president himself declares his own disability. This amendment provides a clear process for transferring power temporarily in case the president is unable to carry out his responsibilities. Therefore, the statement is true.

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