Lsn Government Review Quiz: Unit 5

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This quiz will assess your knowledge of Unit 5--the Executive Branch.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these people is the leader of the executive branch of the Maryland state government?  
    • A. 

      A mayor

    • B. 

      A senator

    • C. 

      A governor

    • D. 

      A president

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a true statement about the Electoral College?
    • A. 

      In order to win an election, a candidate must win a majority of the states

    • B. 

      Each state receives a vote for each member it has in the House of Representatives

    • C. 

      To be elected you must have a majority of the electoral votes

    • D. 

      In order to be elected, a candidate needs a majority of the popular vote

  • 3. 
    Which responsibility of the executive branch is being fulfilled when the governor of Maryland calls out the Maryland National Guard to stop a riot?
    • A. 

      Maintaining order

    • B. 

      Administering laws

    • C. 

      Balancing the state budget

    • D. 

      Preventing an economic recession

  • 4. 
    Presidential executive orders
    • A. 

      Must be approved by the US Senate

    • B. 

      Have the force of law

    • C. 

      Are unconstitutional

    • D. 

      Only apply to military operations

  • 5. 
    Which of these statements best describes a responsibility of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)?
    • A. 

      Flight attendants at a major airline receive pay raises

    • B. 

      Major airlines announce price increases on international flights

    • C. 

      New regulations require pilots to learn a new way to land airplanes

    • D. 

      The government reviews airline TV advertisements

  • 6. 
    Newspaper Headline: "US Government Pledges Millions of Dollars to Help Haiti Rebuild After Earthquake" Which of the following foreign policy goals is the United States following based on the newspaper headline above?
    • A. 

      Spreading the ideas of democracy

    • B. 

      Protecting the United States' national security interests

    • C. 

      Helping a foreign nation become more industrialized

    • D. 

      Providing humanitarian assistance to other countries

  • 7. 
    Newspaper Headline: "President Obama Signs International Climate Treaty" Before the United States government officially recognizes a treaty, what must happen?
    • A. 

      The US Senate must approve of the treaty

    • B. 

      The US Supreme Court must approve the treaty

    • C. 

      The Vice President must sign the treaty

    • D. 

      Citizens must vote on a referendum to approve the treaty

  • 8. 
    Newspaper Headline: "Congress Considers Making New Law Limiting Carbon Emissions" Based on the headline above, which government regulatory agency would enforce this possible new law?
    • A. 

      The Federal Aviation Administration

    • B. 

      The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

    • C. 

      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • D. 

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)