Chapter 19 - Foreign And Military Policy Reading Quiz #1

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  • 1. 
    The majoritarian component of foreign policy includes those decisions that
    • A. 

      Narrowly distribute benefits and cost.

    • B. 

      Narrowly distribute benefits and widely distribute cost.

    • C. 

      Widely distribute benefits and cost.

    • D. 

      Widely distribute benefits and narrowly distribute cost.

    • E. 

      None of the above is true.

  • 2. 
    The constitutional power to declare war and to regulate commerce with other nations is vested in
    • A. 

      The State Department.

    • B. 

      The Senate.

    • C. 

      The president.

    • D. 

      The Pentagon.

    • E. 

      Congress.

  • 3. 
    When legal issues have arisen out of foreign policy disputes between the president and Congress, the Supreme Court has generally
    • A. 

      Favored Congress.

    • B. 

      Favored the president.

    • C. 

      Refused to intervene.

    • D. 

      Interpreted the U.S. Constitution quite literally.

    • E. 

      Relied on the solicitor general to resolve conflicts.

  • 4. 
    President _______________ ordered the military to move Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast to "relocation centers."
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Warren G. Harding

    • E. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 5. 
    When legal challenges were brought in regard to the executive order that Japanese Americans on the West Coast be sent to "relocation centers",
    • A. 

      The courts refused to entertain the cases.

    • B. 

      District courts struck down the relocations, but they were upheld on appeal.

    • C. 

      District courts declared the relocations unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court declared the relocations constitutional.

    • E. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court declared the relocations unconstitutional.

  • 6. 
    The War Powers Act of 1973 was passed
    • A. 

      With huge support of Congress and the president.

    • B. 

      Because the president supported it.

    • C. 

      To strengthen the power of the president.

    • D. 

      Over a presidential veto.

    • E. 

      Due to military overreach in the Middle East.

  • 7. 
    The War Powers Act of 1973 mandates that
    • A. 

      The president must report in writing to Congress within 48 hours after he introduces U.S. troops into areas where hostilities have occurred or are imminent.

    • B. 

      Within 60 days after troops are sent into hostile situations, Congress must, by declaration of war or other specific statutory authorization, provide for the continuation of hostile action by U.S. troops.

    • C. 

      If Congress does not authorize the use of force, the president must withdraw the troops.

    • D. 

      If Congress requires the removal of troops, the president must comply.

    • E. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 8. 
    Presidents have viewed the War Powers Act as
    • A. 

      Being unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      Being a legitimate use of congressional power.

    • C. 

      Helping America's image abroad.

    • D. 

      Strengthening their power in foreign affairs.

    • E. 

      None of the above is true.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements about congressional  oversight of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covert activities is true?
    • A. 

      Congress has no authority to disapprove of such activities.

    • B. 

      Congress must approve of activities that involve political assassination.

    • C. 

      Congress must approve of activities that involve military expenditures.

    • D. 

      Congress has blanket authority to approve or disapprove of such activities.

    • E. 

      Congress must approve those activities that will extend more than sixty days.

  • 10. 
    In the early years of the republic, foreign policy was often made and almost always carried out by 
    • A. 

      The president.

    • B. 

      Congress.

    • C. 

      The secretary of state.

    • D. 

      The U.S. Senate.

    • E. 

      The Speaker of the House.

  • 11. 
    The National Security Council includes all of the following EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House.

    • B. 

      President.

    • C. 

      Vice president.

    • D. 

      Secretary of state.

    • E. 

      Secretary of defense.

  • 12. 
    In this decision, the Supreme Court ruled that sending Japanese Americans to relocation centers during World War II was based on an acceptable military justification.
    • A. 

      Curtiss-Wright Export Corp. v. United States

    • B. 

      Korematsu v. United States

    • C. 

      Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

    • D. 

      Hamdi v. Ryumsfeld

    • E. 

      Rasul v. Bush

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