Government In America! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Government In America! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A bill that is vetoed by the president:
    • A. 

      Goes to a conference committee for revision

    • B. 

      Must be rewritten by the representative who authored it

    • C. 

      Will never become law

    • D. 

      Goes to a federal court for approval of the veto

    • E. 

      Can become law if Congress overrides the veto

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describe a step in the process of removing a president from office? I.  The accused president is tried by the Senate II.  The chief justice of the Supreme Court decides if the president is guilty of the crime with which he is charged III. The House of Representatives votes to impeach the president IV. A two-thirds vote in the Senate is required to remove the president from office V.  A conference committee holds hearings to consider the public opinion of the president's performance
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      I and IV only

    • C. 

      I, III, and IV only

    • D. 

      II, III, and V only

    • E. 

      III, IV, and V only

  • 3. 
    The War Powers Resolution checks the president's power by
    • A. 

      Prohibiting him from issuing executive agreements that engage the country in war

    • B. 

      Increasing the power of Congress to control the military budget

    • C. 

      Preventing him from sending troops into crisis situations without congressional approval

    • D. 

      Mandating that Congress approve the president's decision to use weapons of mass destruction

    • E. 

      Requiring troops to be withdrawn in 60 days unless Congress declares war or issues an extension

  • 4. 
    Presidents attempt to influence policymaking in all of the following ways EXCEPT by
    • A. 

      Appealing directly to the public for support

    • B. 

      Proposing legislation in congressional committees

    • C. 

      Offering favors such as backing during re-election

    • D. 

      Exchanging support for policies with representatives

    • E. 

      Building coalitions among party members

  • 5. 
    Whcih of the following tasks falls to the vice president?
    • A. 

      Leading cabinet meetings

    • B. 

      Presiding over the Senate

    • C. 

      Commanding the military

    • D. 

      Determining the federal budget

    • E. 

      Overseeing congressional elections

  • 6. 
    Which of the following factors is the greatest influence on a citizen's approval of the president?
    • A. 

      The citizen's party affiliation

    • B. 

      The president's success in working with Congress

    • C. 

      The citizen's state of residency

    • D. 

      The president's success in diplomacy

    • E. 

      The president's understanding of the Constitution

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about the presidential veto is true?
    • A. 

      Presidents frequently veto legislation

    • B. 

      Congress rarely overrides a veto

    • C. 

      The pocket veto has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Presidents can use a line-item veto to reject only part of a bill

    • E. 

      Presidents are more likely to veto Supreme Court decisions than congressional legislation

  • 8. 
    All of the following are powers of the president EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Conducting diplomatic relations

    • B. 

      Granting pardons

    • C. 

      Dismissing Supreme Court justices

    • D. 

      Negotiating treaties

    • E. 

      Appointing top-level administrators to serve in the bureaucracy

  • 9. 
    As set forth in the Constitution, the order of presidential succession is the vice president, then the
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      Secretary of state

    • C. 

      Senate majority leader

    • D. 

      Attorney general

    • E. 

      Chief justice of the Supreme Court

  • 10. 
    The primary goal of the President's legislative strategy is usually
    • A. 

      To set its agenda

    • B. 

      To win on all final votes

    • C. 

      To win the support of all fellow partisans

    • D. 

      To win support from members of the opposing party

    • E. 

      None of these