The Ideal Quiz On US President Chapter 13-15 Quiz

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The Ideal Quiz On US President Chapter 13-15 Quiz

The United States of America has a rich history of leaders, some great and others a little disappointing depending on your personal preference, but this ideal quiz on presidents will give you a lot of the info on the history of US Presidency that you should know. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many terms can a president serve?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      Unlimited number

  • 2. 
    How long is a president's term?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

    • D. 

      10 years

    • E. 

      Life or good behavior

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a judicial power given to the president?
    • A. 

      Pardon

    • B. 

      Clemency

    • C. 

      Appointing judges to the federal courts

    • D. 

      Commute sentences

    • E. 

      Actually, all of the above are judicial powers

  • 4. 
    Which view of the presidency is a very active and involved view of the presidency?
    • A. 

      Taftian

    • B. 

      Imperial presidency

    • C. 

      Filibuster

    • D. 

      Exective orders

    • E. 

      Stewardship

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a formal qualification in the Constitution for the president?
    • A. 

      Natural born citizen

    • B. 

      14 year resident

    • C. 

      Male

    • D. 

      35 years old

  • 6. 
    Which of the 8 roles of the president involves the president meeting with the leaders of a foreign nation as an ambassador for our nation?
    • A. 

      Chief of party

    • B. 

      Chief executive

    • C. 

      Chief administrator

    • D. 

      Chief diplomat

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an agreement made with the head of a foreign government that does NOT have to get approved by the Senate?
    • A. 

      Treaty

    • B. 

      Executive agreement

    • C. 

      Executive order

    • D. 

      Clemency

  • 8. 
    Total forgiveness of a crime for a group of people (like the draft dodgers) is called _______.
    • A. 

      Amnesty

    • B. 

      Clemency

    • C. 

      Pardon

    • D. 

      Reprieve

  • 9. 
    Which of the following cabinet departments is not headed by a Secretary, but rather an Attorney General?
    • A. 

      Defense

    • B. 

      Treasury

    • C. 

      Interior

    • D. 

      Justice

  • 10. 
    If the Pesident and Vice Preident were to die.... who would take over?
    • A. 

      Cabinet

    • B. 

      President Pro Tempore

    • C. 

      Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      President of the Senate

  • 11. 
    In order to win the presidency, you must...
    • A. 

      Win a majority of the popular vote

    • B. 

      Win a majority of the vote of Congress

    • C. 

      Win the primary

    • D. 

      Win the majority of the electoral vote

    • E. 

      A and D

  • 12. 
    Mandates made by the president that carry the weight of a law are called..
    • A. 

      Executive agreements

    • B. 

      Imperial presidency

    • C. 

      Executive orders

    • D. 

      Clemency

    • E. 

      Dirty dozen

  • 13. 
    Which of these is NOT true about the War Powers Act?
    • A. 

      The president declares war.

    • B. 

      The president has 48 hours to engage troops without telling Congress.

    • C. 

      The president can engage troops for up to 60 days without a declaration of war.

    • D. 

      After 60 days, the president can have a maximum of a 30 day extension to bring troops home.

  • 14. 
    What type of veto does the president no longer have?
    • A. 

      Regular veto

    • B. 

      Pocket veto

    • C. 

      Line item veto

  • 15. 
    Which type of "election" actually involves a meeting and discussions on the candidates, rather than just simply voting in a voting booth?
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Caucus

    • C. 

      Filibuster

  • 16. 
    The electoral college could produce a winner that did not win the ________ vote.
  • 17. 
    List 3 alternatives to the electoral college.
  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a pathology of the bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Waste

    • B. 

      Red tape

    • C. 

      Growth

    • D. 

      Turf wars

    • E. 

      Efficiency

  • 19. 
    Which cabinet department was added most recently? (due to September 11th)
    • A. 

      Dept. of Defense

    • B. 

      Dept. of Veteran's Affairs

    • C. 

      Dept. of Education

    • D. 

      Dept. of Homeland Security

    • E. 

      Dept. of State

  • 20. 
    Which of the following cabinet departments is NOT accurately associated?
    • A. 

      Defense- handling our war efforts

    • B. 

      Veteran's Affairs-help those that have served

    • C. 

      Interior- protect our natural resources

    • D. 

      Health and Human Services- disease outbreaks

    • E. 

      State- handles our nation's financial system

  • 21. 
    Today the cabinet is __________________. 
    • A. 

      More diverse than before

    • B. 

      Less diverse than before.

  • 22. 
    What is the main job of the Vice President?
    • A. 

      Preside over the Senate and vote if there is a tie.

    • B. 

      Handle foreign affairs.

    • C. 

      Stay out of the president's way.

    • D. 

      Run the entire cabinet.

    • E. 

      Preside over the Supreme Court and vote if there is a tie.

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      There have been 4 occasions where the popular vote winner did not equal the electoral vote winner.

    • B. 

      There are 12 large states that could help a candidate win the electoral college . These states are called the "dirty dozen".

    • C. 

      Illinois has 30 electoral votes and is part of the dirty dozen.

    • D. 

      If there is a tie or there is not a clear winner for President in the electoral college, the election will go to the House of Representatives. (This has happened twice!)

    • E. 

      Every state no matter how small is guaranteed 3 electoral votes b/c every state has two Senators and at least one Representative.

  • 24. 
    Which of the 8 roles of the President invovles the President as a "role model" and is seen as representative of the people and how they should behave?
    • A. 

      Chief of state

    • B. 

      Chief citizen

    • C. 

      Chief diplomat

    • D. 

      Chief of party

  • 25. 
    Which race comes first; the primary or the general election?
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      General election