Govtest1 End Of Ch 11 (president) Test

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GOVTEST1 end of ch 11 (president) test


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  • 1. 
    The president is expected to be responsible for all of the following except
    • A. 

      Presiding over the Senate in case of a tie vote

    • B. 

      Administering the federal bureacracy

    • C. 

      Expressing the nation's sentiments during a time of crisis

    • D. 

      Presenting the Stae of the union address each year

  • 2. 
    Which three presidents have been recognized almost universaly as "great" leaders?
    • A. 

      Washington, lincoln, and harding

    • B. 

      Lincoln, jefferson, and wilson

    • C. 

      Franklin roosevelt, teddy roosevelt, and washington

    • D. 

      Franklin roosevelt, washington, and lincoln

  • 3. 
    It would be accurate to say that president george w. bush
    • A. 

      Succeeded in reforming social security

    • B. 

      Failed to reduce taxes

    • C. 

      Succeeded in reforming education

    • D. 

      Succeeded in reforming immigration

  • 4. 
    The right of the executive branch to withhold confidential communications from the other branches of government is known as
    • A. 

      Administrative censure

    • B. 

      Executive privilege

    • C. 

      The national security exception

    • D. 

      Executive classification prerogatve

  • 5. 
    The only two presidents to be impeached by the house of representatives were
    • A. 

      Clinton and nixon

    • B. 

      Andrew johnson and nixon

    • C. 

      Nixon and lyndon johnson

    • D. 

      Clinton and andrew johnson

  • 6. 
    Refusal by the president to spend monies appropriated by congress is known as
    • A. 

      Impoundments

    • B. 

      Legislative deferral

    • C. 

      Executive rescission

    • D. 

      Earmarking

  • 7. 
    The sources of presidential powers include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Access to the media

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      The "bully pulpit" and the power to persuade

    • D. 

      The president's own popularity

  • 8. 
    The only president to ever resign the office was
    • A. 

      Bill clinton

    • B. 

      Lyndon johnson

    • C. 

      Richard nixon

    • D. 

      Andrew johnson

  • 9. 
    President obama ran on a platform that supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      Reducing carbon emissions

    • B. 

      Providing health insurance for all americans

    • C. 

      Ending the war in iraq "responsibly"

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Formal regualtions governing the executive branch operations are known as
    • A. 

      Presidential directives

    • B. 

      Executive directives

    • C. 

      Presidential orders

    • D. 

      Executive orders

  • 11. 
    It would be accurate to say that presidents
    • A. 

      May appoint members of the white house staff without congressional approval

    • B. 

      May appoint cabinet secretaries without congressional approval

    • C. 

      May appoint justices of the supreme court without congressional approval

    • D. 

      Remove members of the supreme court but only with the approval of congress

  • 12. 
    The main source of national policy initiatives is the 
    • A. 

      Cabinet

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Federal bureaucracy

  • 13. 
    The person that president obama primarily relies on to supervise the white house staff is
    • A. 

      Vice president joe biden

    • B. 

      Chief of staff joe biden

    • C. 

      Vice president rahm emanuel

    • D. 

      Chief of staff rahm emanuel

  • 14. 
    Perhaps the most successful initiative of the obama administration thus far has been
    • A. 

      The mideast peace initiative

    • B. 

      Health care reform

    • C. 

      The "no child left behind" education proposals

    • D. 

      The social security overhaul law

  • 15. 
    The office that is responsible for theoverall coordination of the intelligence activities of the united states government is the
    • A. 

      Defense intelligence agency (DIA)

    • B. 

      Central intelligence agency (CIA)

    • C. 

      National security agency (NSA)

    • D. 

      Director of national inteligence (DNI)

  • 16. 
    "at the end of the day" the president's powers in world affairs are primarily dependant on
    • A. 

      A compliant Congress

    • B. 

      Command of a capable military

    • C. 

      His status in the united nations

    • D. 

      NATO

  • 17. 
    The legislation passed after the vietnam war, which attempted to limit the war-making powers of the president, was the 
    • A. 

      War powers resolution

    • B. 

      Executive defense restrictions amendment

    • C. 

      Armed forces deployment resolution

    • D. 

      Defense appropriations act

  • 18. 
    The constitution stipulates that the vice president is to 
    • A. 

      Prepare himself for the presidency

    • B. 

      Represent the government at funerals of dignitaries

    • C. 

      Preside over the senate

    • D. 

      Preside over the cabinet in the absence of the president